Example 25-142

Ala munanga bin lus olabat shap [...] ebarrijing!
Ala
pl
munanga
non-Aboriginal
bin
pst
lus
lose
olabat
3pl
shap
shop
[...]
[...]
ebarrijing!
belongings
The non-Aboriginals lost their shops [...] (all their) belongings!
Comment:
Variety: Katherine. This example illustrates constituent order in a transitive clause, plural marking by plural article with a noun with human reference (munanga), and absence of plural marking with a noun with inanimate reference (shop).
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Angelo et al. 1998a