Example 25-285

Mibala bin reken dis matha bin sikwan.
Mibala
1pl
bin
pst
reken
think/say
dis
prox
matha
mother
bin
pst
sik-wan.
sick-adj
We figured this mother (bird) was sick.
Comment:
Variety: Spoken Roper River. This example illustrates a predicative adjective with an auxiliary marking past tense.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 67