Example 6: myth about the Uluri Festivity
The narrator uses pronominal forms, and only later presents the NP to which the pronominal forms refer.
Det'a det'a pits pelasawak paine wakot¸kan, yayanke paine wakot¸kan, akuts paine wakot¸kan, karuwaru paine wakot¸kan, danuki dat¸'e painek faxlo etsi, wako wakot¸kan.
The tapirs got prepared (to dance), the deer got prepared, the agoutis got prepared, the pacas got prepared, the big deer brought their kids and got prepared.
Tukï! Tetaime iyi-n ale.
Tukï! a.place IYI-3Abs hearsay
Tukï! (Somebody) placed her there (where a dance was about to happen).
Hon nipts'i nipts'i-n men, ayetse iyi-n.
eye small small -3Abs adv(frustrative/no.more) pretty.girl IYI-3Abs
She had small eyes, she was a pretty girl.
- Pï! Inatl chï a tam?! - kale - Inatl chï a tam?!
gee! 3fem Cop Quest too like.this 3fem Cop Quest too
- Gee! Is she also going (to participate in the dance)?! - somebody complained - Is she also going (to participate)?
- Ah, pudits' tak ka_in ha chï - kale.
like Neg Foc+Tens(pres/rec.past) 1Abs Cop like.this
- Ah, I do not accept (her).
Pudits tak ka_in atetla a.
like Neg Foc+Tens(pres/rec.past) sun Dual
Then the Sun and the Moon did not accept (her).
Yoxol yumane ka(_in)... haan... chap iyi-n kale,
dangerous very Foc+Tens(pres/rec.past) it's.a.thing... body.hair IYI-3Abs like.this
She had a... dangerous skin,
(she) was the daughter of the porcupine.