Example 25-69

Det R. en J., yu sabe dubala?
Det
dem
R.
R.
en
and
J.,
J.
yu
2sg
sabe
know
dubala?
3du
R. and J., do you know the two?

Comment:
Variety: Spoken Roper River. This example illustrates the recognitional use of the definite article det, as it is used here at first mention of the referents. It also illustrates noun phrase conjunction, the 3rd person dual pronoun, and the verb sabe 'know'.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Nicholls 2006: 3