Example 28-114

fan tit ɛkɛ tibi kɛko sɛrɛsɛra, ɛ das furgɛtɛ lombo
fan
from
titi
time
ɛkɛ
1sg
tibi
head
kɛkɛ
as.if
o
3sg
sɛrɛ-sɛrɛ-a,
hurt-hurt-ipfv
ɛkɛ
1sg
das
hab
furgɛtɛ
forget
lombo
intens
From the time I have been getting recurrent headaches, I have become forgetful.
Comment:
Note that kɛkɛ 'as if' introduces a parenthetical comment. A more literal translation would be: 'From the time my head, like it is paining, I forget a lot.'
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Kouwenberg 1994a: 657