Example 41-165

kebraalav eli jaoyaa aka nikara kuza
kebraa=lav
break=as.soon.as
eli
3sg
jaa-oyaa
pst-see
aka
that
nikara
hab.neg
kuza
sew
As soon as [the sewing machine] broke, he saw it won't sew.
Comment:
This example shows that verb doubling is not found in Sri Lanka Portuguese temporal clauses. The particle lav expresses the notion 'as soon as'. A quotative particle is expected in the second clause.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5314