Example 41-115

doonu keem? [linguist: doonu?] [speaker, deliberately:] keen teen doonu aka kaazapa?
doonu
owner
keem?
who
[linguist:
[linguist:
doonu?]
owner?]
keen
who
teem
prs.be
doonu
owner
aka
that
kaaza-pa?
house-dat
Who is the owner? [linguist: Owner?]. [speaker, deliberately:] Who is the owner of that house?
Comment:
The presence of the copula in the second clause is unusual with an NP complement. It may reflect an older construction. For the purposes of this description it is treated as marginal.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 1450-2