Here’s a gem from a tape I was listening to a few days ago. I’d better not say who the linguist was, and I don’t know who the speaker was. He was elderly in the mid 1960s.
Linguist: How do you say “what do you want”?
Speaker: Anggi liyan min.. I mean anggi liyan ngan .. no no, you ask me what I want. [yes] And I say liyanngan mayi.
Translated: what do you want .. I mean what do I want, no … And I say I want tucker.
The Linguist is now thoroughly confused.
It gets better.
Linguist: What do you two want?
Speaker: oh, they’re probably going fishing. Anggi liyan gurrimana wiliwili.. [you want fishing line]