Example 25-92

Nomo boiwan im gelwan.
Nomo
neg
boi-wan
male-adj
im
3sg
gel-wan.
female-adj
It is not the male, it is the female.

Comment:
Variety: Spoken Victoria River, Older Generation. This example illustrates the terms for 'male' and 'female' used to make sex distinctions for animals.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Fieldwork Schultze-Berndt