Example 41-53

aka meedu meedu meskura saykal. uŋ ispiim jadaay sara ʈyuub taam nukuvala
aka
that
meedu~meedu
fear~fear
mes-kura
oblig-run
saykal.
bicycle
one
ispiim
thorn
jaa-daay
pst-strike
sara
cond
ʈyuub
tube
taam
also
nuku-vala
neg-be.good
I must ride in great fear. If I hit a thorn, the tube also is no good.
Comment:
This example illustrates the emphatic function of reduplication. It also illustrates the fact that the obligative marker occurs without tense marking. (However, an alternate form of the obligative marker, mesta (<Ptg. mister), may be synchronically analyzed as mes-ta [OBL-PRS]) Saykal is a coda element (low pitch, following the main pitch drop on the V). It is not clear whether it is the object of kura or a syntactically unrelated element.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5416