Example 25-78

Gardiya bin oldei ringim thet bel.
Gardiya
white.person
bin
pst
oldei
always/hab
ring-im
ring-tr
thet
dem
bel.
bell
A white person used to ring a bell every day. (context: work on the cattle stations, when speaker was young).

Comment:
Variety: Spoken Victoria River, Older Generation. This example illustrates the frequency adverbial oldei 'always' which occurs in preverbal position in habitual function. Gardiya is a Ngarinyman word.
Type:
translation in elicitation of other language
Source:
Fieldwork Schultze-Berndt