Example 25-91

Jed olgamen bin luk ebriweya bat im nomo bin faindim olabat.
Jed
dem
olgamen
woman
bin
pst
luk
look
ebriweya
everywhere
bat
but
im
3sg
nomo
neg
bin
pst
faind-im
find-tr
olabat.
3pl
The woman looked everywhere but couldn’t find them.

Comment:
Variety: Written Roper River. This example illustrates normal clausal negation and the lack of gender distinction in 3rd person pronouns.
Type:
naturalistic written
Source:
Bennett 1986: 5