Example 41-91

isti maanga jakafikaa maduuru
isti
this
maanga
mango
jaa-kaa-fikaa
pst-pfv-become
maduuru
ripe
This mango has become ripe.
Comment:
Not: *isti maanga tiɲa-taan teem maduuru. ('*This mango is being ripe.') This speaker liked to model the word order on English in elicitation contexts. The order given emphasized maduuru. Unmarked order would be isti maanga maduuru jakafikaa.
Type:
elicited from speaker
Source:
Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 4228