Example 53-39

Li met papye-a dan tirwa-la.
Li
3sg
met
put
papye-a
paper-art.def.sg
dan
in
tirwa-la.
drawer-art.def.sg
He put the paper in the drawer.

Comment:
Note the morphophonological variant of the definite article a, which sometimes occurs after a vowel-final noun. As tirwa-la demonstrates, however, a is in free variation with la.
Type:
elicited from speaker
Source:
Klingler 2003: 173