Example 23-58

mifala i stap talem wan gel ia hem i bin bon long faea
mifala
1pl.excl
i
agr
stap
prog
talem
tell
wan
indf
gel
girl
ia
def
hem
3sg
i
agr
bin
ant
bon
burn
long
loc
faea
fire
We're talking about this girl who was burnt in a fire.
Comment:
Note the way the indefinite and definite/specificity marker combine to give the discourse pragmatics of indefinite this in English.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings