Example 41-26

parkii taal pesaampa astaantupa faya jadaa, tɔɔna miɲantu kii avara tapidii botus maas
parkii
why
taal
such
pesaam-pa
person-dat
astaantu-pa
so.much-dat
faya
do
jaa-daa,
pst-give
tɔɔna
afterwards
miɲa-ntu
1sg.gen-loc
kii
what
avara
now
ta-pidii
prs-ask.for
botus
2.hon
maas
more
Why did you make it for so and so for such and such [a price], and afterwards, what!, now you are asking more [from me]?

Comment:
The speaker is a carpenter quoting a generic customer to explain why he has been unable to raise his prices despite the rise in cost of materials.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 4925