Example 25-51

Imin daib rait la jat krokadail wea imin nesimbat dat faiya.
Im=in
3sg=pst
daib
dive
rait
right
la
loc
jat
dem
krokadail
crocodile
wea
subord
im=in
3sg=pst
nes-im-bat
nurse-tr-prog
dat
dem
faiya.
fire
It dove right to the crocodile which was looking after the fire.

Comment:
Variety: Spoken Roper River. The example illustrates the reduced cliticized form =im of the past tense auxiliary bin, and a subject relative clause.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 61