Example 59-179

ala mu teme, ala bi na mbi
ala
3pl
mu
take
teme,
stone
ala
3pl
bi
throw
na
prep
mbi
1sg
They grabbed stones and threw them at me. OR: They threw stones at me.
Comment:
PREP is probably not being used to mean 'at' but instrumentally with reference to the stones: 'They struck me with stones.' An example in Bouquiaux (1978: 72) for the verb bi supports this interpretation.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Samarin 1967a: 207