Example 71-101

Ma ka poalua lawe kela Mino i ka pu ma kahi hana.
Ma
loc
ka
def
poalua
Tuesday
lawe
take
kela
det
Mino
Mino
i
obj
ka
def
pu
gun
ma
loc
kahi
place
hana.
work
On Tuesday, Mino took the gun to his workplace.

Comment:
The use of case marking (retained from the lexifier) co-occurs with other retained features from the lexifier, such as ka as definite article (in place of kela) and VSO word order. However kela + proper noun is a pidgin feature and the text as a whole is rich in pidgin features. The relatively high density of lexifier retentions is probably due to the early date of the text.
Type:
naturalistic written
Source:
own data 1879