Example 41-78

osiir mee maay; paay yakamura
osiir
3sg.hon
mee
foc
maay;
mother
paay
father
jaa-kaa-mura
pst-pfv-die
SHE (indicating woman present) is my mother; my father has died.
Comment:
This sentence was given in answer to a question about the location of the speaker's parents. The example illustrates the order tense-perfective-V. Note that while the perfective marker kaa PRECEDES a main verb (as here), the marker of a perfective participle =tu, FOLLOWS the (subordinate) verb.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5092-4