Example 41-122

neepal apaarti ree teem
neepal
Nepal
apaarti
separate
ree
king
teem
prs.be
Nepal has a separate king.
Comment:
The unmarked possessor is not common. Since teem in all other contexts is intransitive, it is unlikely to be transitive here. Moreover, if ree were the object of teem, ACC marking would be expected. Most likely, the correct analysis here is to take Neepal as a kind of topic.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 1659