Example 23-44

afta hem i talem long mi wetem Charlie – mitufala wetem Charlie i wok – se "bae mi go ple"
afta
after
hem
3sg
i
agr
talem
tell
long
all
mi
1sg
wetem
with
Charlie
Charlie
mitufala
1du
wetem
with
Charlie
Charlie
i
agr
wok
work
se
say
"bae
irr
mi
1sg
go
go
ple"
play
So he said to me and Charlie – Charlie and I were at work – (he) said "I'm going to play (the slots)".
Comment:
Note the two co-ordinated NP variants, mi + wetem + PN and mitufala + wetem + PN. Se could be glossed as a complementizer, but given the pronoun choice in the following clause it seems more appropriate to gloss it as a verb introducing direct speech.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings