Example 25-211

Dat krokadail bin hitim im garrim teil. Imin andimwei im.
Dat
dem
krokadail
crocodile
bin
pst
hit-im
hit-tr
im
3sg
garrim
ins
teil.
tail
Im=in
3sg=pst
and-im-wei
hunt-tr-away
im.
3sg
The crocodile hit him with his tail and chased him away.
Comment:
Variety: Spoken Roper River. The example illustrates an instrumental expression and the position of the past tense marker.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 61