Example 59-37

ata ti lo ni angba azingo
ata
grandparent
ti
of
lo
3sg
ni
det
a-ngba
pm-remain
a-zingo
pm-awaken
Her grandmother suddenly woke up.

Comment:
This may be an example of substratal influence, because the equivalent verb in Gbaya is used in narratives to enhance the tension of a story; the verb ga 'come' is more frequently used in Sango.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Samarin corpus 1994