Example 25-56

Thet the kenggaru na langa hil we im jidan.
Thet
dem
the
eq.cop
kenggaru
kangaroo
na
now
langa
loc
hil
hill
we
subord
im
3sg
jidan.
stay
(Discussing animal names:) That's the kangaroo that lives in the hills.

Comment:
Variety: Spoken Victoria River, Older Generation. The example illustrates the generalized subordinate/relative clause and the use of na as identificational focus marker. The form the does not function as a definite article in Kriol but only occurs in equational clauses.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Fieldwork Schultze-Berndt