Example 23-15

Hem i shoem veri klia ol genuine konsern blong olgeta.
Hem
3sg
i
agr
shoem
show
veri
very
klia
clear
ol
pl
genuine
genuine
konsern
concern
blong
poss
olgeta.
3pl
This shows very clearly their genuine concerns.

Comment:
This use of veri is strongly linked to English proficiency. Note its co-occurrence here with other markers of English influence, e.g. genuine and shoem (rather than the normal Bislama soem representing the more English palatal fricative). This use of veri may be increasing.
Type:
naturalistic written
Source:
Vanuatu Weekly Hebdomadaire