Example 25-77

Ai bin oldei lisen mai olmen.
Ai
1sg
bin
pst
oldei
always/hab
lisen
listen
mai
1sg:poss
olmen.
old.man
I always/habitually listened to my old man (i.e. father).

Comment:
Variety: Spoken Victoria River, Older Generation. This example illustrates the frequency adverbial oldei 'always' which occurs in preverbal position in habitual function, and a possessive pronoun.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Fieldwork Schultze-Berndt