Example 25-65

Dijan kokiroj bin rili bigwan.
Dijan
prox:adj
kokiroj
cockroach
bin
pst
rili
really
big-wan.
big-adj
This cockroach was really big. OR: Once there was a big cockroach. (Original translation)

Comment:
Variety: Spoken Roper River. The example illustrates a predicative adjective in the past tense, marked by the auxiliary bin.
Type:
naturalistic written
Source:
Bennett 1986: 1