Example 31-19

Nha ka sta pensa na kel renda di kaza.
Nha
you
ka
neg
sta
asp
pensa
think
na
of
kel
the
renda
rent
di
of
kaza.
house
You are not thinking about the house rent.

Comment:
The definite article kel/kes overlaps in use with the demonstrative kel/kes. One could assume that the definite reading gradually evolved from the demonstrative and that there may have been a stage where definiteness could only be conveyed via a bare noun. Furthermore, a bare noun is also interpretable as definite and is in many cases the preferred option to convey definiteness (see Baptista & Gueron 2007).
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Argi Avera field work corpus 2000