Example 41-71

aka nikarakuza falaatu, eli triiya jagardaatu, miɲa tirataam jafoy
aka
that
nikara-kuza
hab.neg-sew
falaatu,
quot
eli
3sg
triiya
bring
jaa-gardaa-tu,
pst-keep-pfv
miɲa
1sg.gen
tiraa-taam
take-prog
jaa-foy
pst-go
Saying that that one doesn’t sew, he brought it and left it [with me], and took mine and went [off with it].
Comment:
This example Illustrates the order tense-V-perfective.participle.marker. When the V is a main verb, the order is tense-perfective-V. The example also illustrates the fact that the progressive marker follows the V. The communication verb is implied - it could be saying, claiming, telling [us] etc.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5294