Thei reken i gota ngalanymuwa, bifo thei bin oldei getim.
[At that place] they think there are echidnas, in the old days they used to catch them.
Variety: Spoken Victoria River, Older Generation. This example illustrates a clausal complement of the verb reken 'think, consider, reckon' and also an existential construction. Ngalanymuwa is the Jaminjung word for echidna or anteater (Tachyglossus aculeatus), an animal resembling a porcupine which used to be hunted for its meat.