Example 41-130

elipa trees fɛɛmiya irumaans (teem)
eli-pa
3sg.m-dat
trees
three
fɛɛmiya
female
irumaam-s
sibling-pl
(teem)
(prs.be)
He has three sisters.
Comment:
Teem is (as indicated) optional. Substitution of eli-ntaa (=eli-ntu), the construction used for alienable, temporary possession, was judged ungrammatical by my consultant.
Type:
elicited from speaker
Source:
Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 4205