Example 41-21

um buku jaoyaa sara leʈʈar taparsa rɔnal
um
one
buku
book
jaa-oyaa
pst-look.at
sara
cond
leʈʈar
letter
ta-parsa
prs-be.visible
rɔnal
Ronald
If [I] look at a book, the letters are visible, Ronald.

Comment:
The fieldnotes record the stops in leʈʈar as retroflex. It is possible that they are alveolar (but definitely not dental). The local dialect of Tamil has a dental-alvelar-retroflex distinction.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5077