Example 31-165

E mi speransa, N t’atxa kuma e more dja sigo.
E
it.is
mi
my
speransa,
hope
N
I
t’atxa
hab.find
kuma
comp
e
he
more
die
dja
like
sigo.
this
It is my hope, I think that he died just like that.
Comment:
In some varieties, it is possible to find atxa ki 'think that' (as seen in another example listed under this feature) instead of atxa ma. It is also worth noting that there is a tense distinction between the clauses introduced by ma or ki and those introduced by pa. Ma and ki select for tensed clauses whereas pa selects for infinitival clauses.
Type:
naturalistic written
Source:
Elvira, p.c. (2000)