Example 39-21

Yo ẽkətro pə ikəl ɔm kwɔl use falo.
Yo
1sg
ẽkətr-o
meet-pst
acc
ikəl
dem
ɔm
man
kwɔl
rel
use
2
fal-o.
speak-pst
I met the man you said.

Comment:
In Diu Indo-Portuguese, there is a pair of nearly interchangeable prepositions (a and ) which mark not only indirect objects but also (animate and pronominal) direct objects and even subjects (of experiencer verbs). In the literature on South Asian languages, case markers with similar distributions are sometimes called 'Dative-Accusative' markers, and subject arguments which receive them are called 'Dative subjects'. To make glosses more readable, these markers are variously glossed here as DAT or ACC, according to the role of the arguments in question.
Type:
constructed by linguist
Source:
Cardoso 2004-2008