Example 75-150

Li guvarnimaan kiimiyiku enn pataant.
Li
def.art.m.sg
guvarnimaan
government
kii-miy-iku
pst-give-inv.3.3
enn
def.art.f.sg
pataant.
patent
The government gave him a patent.
Comment:
The order is: Agent - Verb - Theme. The recipient is not overtly expressed. The recipient is approximate, the Agent obviative, as is clear from the verb morphology, even though the obviative is not overtly marked on the noun 'government'.
Type:
naturalistic written
Source:
Laverdure & Allard 1983: 218