Example 40-56

Teru kata-n. — Ku Lwidz difludz hika-d. — (Pay) hal-o tud, dəpəy nigri abri-w pɔrt.
Teru
Teru
kata-n.
sing-prog
 
Ku
obj
Lwidz
Lwidz
difludz
cold
hika-d.
become-pfv
 
(Pay)
(father)
hal-o
say-pst
tud,
all
dəpəy
then
nigri
girl
abri-w
open-pst
pɔrt.
door
Teru is singing. — Lwidz has gotten a cold (he still has it). — (The father) gave the girl all the information and then she opened the door.
Comment:
The progressive is marked with -n; the perfective with -d, the simple past with -o or -w, depending on the class of the verb. Korlai maintains the three formal verb classes [a, e, i] from Portuguese.
Type:
naturalistic written
Source:
Clements & Koontz-Garboden 2002: 212-222