Example 59-60

i sara kobe na lege ni pepe; ni laa si i ke wara malade mingi, si i toto ya ti i
i
1pl
sara
make
kobe
food
na
prep
lege
way
ni
det
pepe;
neg
ni
det
laa
conn
si
then
i
1pl
ke
cop
wara
get
malade
sickness
mingi,
much
si
then
i
1pl
toto
cry
ya
belly
ti
of
i
1pl
We don't prepare food in the correct manner; that's why we have a lot of sickness and we complain about our stomachs.
Comment:
This is a beautiful utterance, because it shows the way a speaker focuses on an event that happens again and again; but surely the toto applies to stomach aches that habitually occur with the episodes of sickness. I can't imagine the copula being used with all three verbs. -- Notice the way 'cry' is used transitively.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Samarin 1967a: 156