Example 25-243

"Holum taid!" im reken jad lilboi la im drim
"Hol-um
hold-tr
taid!"
tight
im
3sg
reken
think/say
jad
dem
lilboi
little.boy
la
loc
im
3sg
drim
dream
"Hold it tight" he said/thought, the little boy in his dream
Comment:
Variety: Written Roper River. The example illustrates the verb of speech/thought reken with a direct speech complement, and an imperative expression.
Type:
naturalistic written
Source:
Galmurr & Willika 1996