Value A savvy word exists

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Savvy
References
Crowley 1995; Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Examples

  1. tanna man no save work [...] he too much lazy
    tanna
    Tanna
    man
    man
    no
    neg
    save
    can
    work
    work
    [...]
    [...]
    he
    3sg
    too
    too
    much
    much
    lazy
    lazy
    Tanna men can't work [...] they're too lazy.

    See McFarlane 1873: 106

  2. all black man savey, no kidnapping now
    all
    all
    black
    black
    man
    man
    savey,
    know
    no
    neg
    kidnapping
    kidnapping
    now
    now
    Melanesians know that there's no kidnapping now.

    See Moresby 1876: 96

  3. hem i no save se woman blong hem i bon finis
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    no
    neg
    save
    know
    se
    comp
    woman
    woman
    blong
    poss
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    bon
    burn
    finis
    compl
    He didn't know that his wife had (by that time) already been burnt.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings