Example 59-174

meem lo mu na ala nyama, ala zaa ti te ye ni ape
meem
even.if
lo
3sg
mu
give
na
prep
ala
2pl
nyama,
meat
ala
2pl
zia
leave
ti
of
te
eat
ye
thing
ni
det
ape
neg
Even if he gives you (singular) meat, don't eat it.
Comment:
Meem is borrowed from French même. Ala is also used for both second and third persons singular (‘you’ and ‘he’ or ‘she’) in a respectful or deferential manner.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Samarin 2007