Example 41-113

seem, nooyvu kum nɔɔyva andaa, nosa paadrintaa, "eev ten dizeey taal pesaampa pakazaa falaatu lofalaa
seem,
yes
nooyvu
groom
kum
and
nɔɔyva
bride
andaa,
go
nosa
1pl.gen
paadri-ntaa,
priest-loc
"eev
1sg
teem
prs.be
dizeey
desire
taal
such
pesaam-pa
person-dat
pa-kazaa
inf-marry
falaatu
quot
lo-falaa
fut-say
Yes, the groom and bride go to our priest and [the groom] says I am willing to marry such-and-such a person.
Comment:
This example illustrates both NP coordination using kum and VP coordination using the "conjunctive participle", here identical in form to the bare verb; perfectively marked andaatu could be substituted.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 3257