This refers to a time period of long duration. It is usually preceded by il.
ē anniþen ñi sawūrre jasōhi rū jamāonre sarāpa ī ñi sāen matāra il jahōλen ānen ansōha ānen anūri jūma ēmma;
The voices from the city of sarāpa soon became silent and he fell for a long time with silence except for the noise of the air.
ē ñi jēwār ē jaxēla ē jaxēla ī ē ñi sāen matāra āl;
The lake became dark and dark again as he fell.
anniþen ñi jaxēla janāra;
Soon it became complete darkness.
il ñi anlōki ī il ñi jēwār rūjapēxa ōrra il ñi sāen sū jasāma ī;
When it was light again, the lake had gone and he was in the desert again.