Example 59-180

amu mbi apika mbi alingbi ape
a-mu
sm-take
mbi
1sg
a-pika
sm-hit
mbi
1sg
a-lingbi
sm-be.equal
ape
neg
He/she grabbed me and beat me terribly.
Comment:
The verb phrase alingbi ape is used to express the superlative. By itself it means 'not enough' as when one is pouring something into a container.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Samarin 1967a: 207