Example 41-106

ʈaaya teem mee. padaa meeduley teem naa. tɔɔna taam viraa istiley kamvii
ʈaaya
tire
teem
prs.be
mee.
foc
pa-daa
inf-give
meedu=ley
fear=like
teem
prs.be
naa.
tag
tɔɔna
again
taam
also
viraa
turn
isti=ley
this=like
kam-vii
cond-come
I HAVE tires, but [I'm] a little frightened to give [one to you], eh? If [it] gets like this [i.e. ruined] again.
Comment:
Unfortunately, this is the one naturalistic example of the fear construction in my data, and the experiencer is not expressed overtly.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5399