Example 59-49

mama akiri tene na lo nyen' si lo mu lege lo hon'?
mama
mother
a-kiri
pm-return
tene
speech
na
prep
lo
3sg
nyen'
what
si
conn
lo
3sg
mu
take
lege
path
lo
3sg
hon'?
depart
What did Mother say in return to him that he took to the road and left?

Comment:
One might say that the noun phrase tene nyen' 'what word' is broken by the introduction of na lo 'to him', but one can argue that nyen' stands alone as a predication. I have no analysis at the moment for this structure, but it does illustrate syntactic complexity in a pidgin.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Samarin corpus 1994