So one of my Linguistics courses is a typology survey class that discusses how certain features, like passives, are employed in various languages. Because of the volume of example sentences we get, some of them are bound to be silly. Here’s one of my favorites from Kayardild:
ngada ra-yii-ju mun-da balarr-ina maku-na
‘I will be injected in the buttocks by the white woman.’
(Potential source: Kayardild Morphology and Syntax by Erich R. Round)
if anyone can verify the source, as always, much appreciated.
Eleanor Glewwe (via email) submitted:
This isn’t a sample sentence, but someone suggested I submit it to you:
"[A] phoneme is more like Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana: high school student by day, pop star by night. […] Again, the analogy is not perfect, but you might say that the complex character encompassing both Hannah and Miley is the phoneme. Hannah is one allophone of that character; Miley is another."
Zsiga, E. C. (2012). The sounds of language: An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology. John Wiley & Sons.