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Medumba marks subject focus by using a clefted construction:


5

3

3

3

2

32

3

32

2.2

nga

mvən

kɯʔ

vuʔ

a

bo

mʙɯ

bɛn

vuʔu

no

chief

not

big

it

is

dog

that

big

"No, the chief is not big; it is the dog that is big."
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Object focus is marked by a particle before the focused object:


5

3

5

3

2

3

5

32

21

nga

kɯʔ

jɯn

mʙɯ

jɯn

ɒ

mvən

no

I

not

see

dog

I

see

FOC

chief

"No, I did not see the dog, I saw the CHIEF."
Elder link to this sentence

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