Example 28-56

ʃi bwa wa bigintɛ riʃi
ʃi
3sg.poss
bwa
leg
wa
pst
bigin-tɛ
begin-pfv
riʃi
swell
His leg had begun to swell.
Comment:
Knowledge shared between the speaker and hearer here disambiguates bwa as having singular reference. Out of context, this use of bwa is in fact ambiguous between a singular and plural interpretation.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Kouwenberg 1994a: 578