Example 28-85

wa noiti kop tei fan di ʃapap ka
iʃi
1pl
wa
pst
noiti
never
kopu
buy
tei
tea
fan
from
di
the
ʃap-apu
shop-pl
ka
neg
We never bought tea from the shops.
Comment:
The adverb noiti 'never' separates the preverbal marker wa [PST] from the verb kopu 'buy'. This is attested only in the speech of one person.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Kouwenberg 1994a: 73