Example 25-281

Nomeda wijan enimul darrei dei bin ol blekbala.
Nomeda
no.matter
wijan
which
enimul
animal
darr-ei
dist-dir
dei
3pl
bin
pst
ol
all
blekbala.
Aboriginal.person
No matter which of the animals there, they were all (Aboriginal) people (in the Dreamtime). OR: All of the animals were there, but they were really people. (Original Translation)
Comment:
Variety: Spoken Roper River. The example illustrates a predicative noun phrase in the past tense, marked by the auxiliary bin.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 61