Example 41-58

korsaampa uŋ gɔɔta alagriiya padaaley kum tambomley mee noos lopapiyaa
korsaam-pa
heart-dat
one
gɔɔta
little
alagriiya
happiness
pa-daa=ley
inf-give=like
kum
conj
tambom=ley
excellent=like
mee
foc
noos
1pl
lo-papiyaa
fut-speak
We just speak for the pleasure of it. OR: Consultant's translation: Without giving any trouble to the heart we shall just speak well.
Comment:
The speaker was contrasting the informal language used in face-to-face interactions with the formal (diglossic high) language used for public speaking (which only one or two people in the community can perform).
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 2375