Example 25-90

Gardiya pein, im nomo laikim blekbala pein.
Gardiya
white.person
pein,
paint
im
3sg
nomo
neg
laik-im
like-tr
blekbala
Aboriginal.person
pein.
paint
White people’s paint, she doesn’t like Aboriginal people’s paint. (Talking about decorating artefacts).

Comment:
Variety: Spoken Victoria River, Older Generation. This example illustrates the 3rd person singular pronoun im (unmarked for gender), the negative marker nomo and the use of the verb laik-im 'like'. Gardiya is a Ngarinyman word.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Fieldwork Schultze-Berndt