Kala Phrase

yohano naye maliya yomunko nahelaye
John while Mary read-PROG inside-MOT-PST
While Mary was reading, John walked in.

-la is a motive affix that modifies the locative verb nahe inside, into, in

I used John and Mary because the third person does not distinguish gender…this means names are used more often than pronouns when describing interactions between two people that are not the speaker and listener.