Example 25-230

Thed kainoba song na, wi neba bin askimbat alabat, dem olpipul.
Thed
dem
kainoba
kind.of.a
song
song
na,
now/foc
wi
1pl
neba
neg2
bin
pst
ask-im-bat
ask-tr-prog
alabat,
3pl
dem
dem.pl
olpipul.
old.people
That kind of song, we never asked the old people about. OR: It [was] that kind of song [that] we never asked them [for], those old people, (Orig. Transl.)
Comment:
Variety: Katherine. This example illustrates a combination of negation, tense and aspect marking.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Angelo et al. 1998b