Example 39-16

Ali ikəl gate nã tə apərse pikənin? Ali ɛ mĩ kaz.
Ali
there
ikəl
dem
<gate>
gate
neg
ipfv.npst
apərs-e
show-inf
pikənin?
small
Ali
there
ɛ
cop.npst
mĩ
1sg.poss
kaz.
house
Can you see that small gate over there (lit. Doesn't that small gate show over there)? There is my house.

Comment:
The first sentence in this example includes a discontinuous NP, in which the qualifying adjective pikənin occurs not only segmented from the head of the NP (gate) by the intervening predicate, but also postnominally - defying the canonical order of NP constitutents. Instances of discontinuous NPs are not infrequent in Diu Indo-Portuguese; for further information, see Cardoso (2009: 177,178). Gate is taken from English.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Cardoso 2009: 177