Example 37-12

Dya ũa a kumbina di we uvôdô na ose. [...] Mo Têtuuga vê meze xyadu, ê mêsê pa ê kaba meze pimyô.
Dya
day
ũa
one
a
indf
kumbina
agree
di
of
we
go
uvôdô
party
na
loc
ose.
heaven
[...]
[...]
Mo
manner
Têtuuga
Turtle
see
meze
table
xyadu,
fill.pp
ê
3sg
mêsê
want
pa
comp
ê
3sg
kaba
finish
meze
table
pimyô.
first
One day, they agreed to go to a party in heaven. [...] As Turtle saw how full of food the table was, he wanted to finish the table first.

Comment:
This example shows that, in Principense, a noun in an associative context is not modified by a definite article, but that the noun (or the noun phrase) is bare. The noun meze 'table', which has not been previously introduced into discourse, refers associatively to uvôdô 'party'. Thus, and according to the APiCS definition, Principense has no definite article.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Maurer 2009: 46