Example 48-91

I polé yebá kuenta nu.
I
I
polé
can
yebá
figure
kuenta
account
nu.
neg
I cannot calculate (this).
Spanish: No puedo llevar la cuenta.
Comment:
Note the absence of the a- marker in this example, and compare it to the presence of a- in this example, which shows that polé at times does go accompanied by a-, whose function is a mystery. suto a- polé ta arí- ndo no. 1PL ? can PROG laugh PROG NEG ‘We can’t be laughing.’
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Schwegler & Green 2007: 276