Example 41-9

isti ingrees miziiɲa dika isti fɛɛvrispa malvaarsu miziiɲa mee boom falaatu takombersaa
isti
this
[ingrees
[English
miziiɲa
medicine
dika
than
isti
this
fɛɛvri-s-pa
fever-pl-dat
malvaar-su
Tamil-gen
miziiɲa
medicine
mee
foc
boom
good
falaa-tu]
quot-pfv]
ta-kombersaa
prs-talk
They say that for fevers, Tamil medicine (Ayurvedic medicine) is better than English (Western) medicine.

Comment:
Isti does not seem to have any deictic or anaphoric function. Field notes item 5347 (different speaker) has ingreesi miziiɲa (Smith 1974–1975).
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5345