Value Onsets may be complex

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Syllable onsets
References
Crowley 2004 ; Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Examples

  1. splin blong hem stap foldaon oltaem
    splin
    spleen
    blong
    poss
    hem
    3sg
    stap
    stay
    foldaon
    fall.down
    oltaem
    always
    He keeps getting hernias (lit. His spleen always falls down).

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  2. oli kwik blong kakae
    oli
    agr
    kwik
    quick
    blong
    purp
    kakae
    eat
    [They] eat quickly.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  3. yu no luk hem longwe long haos?
    yu
    2sg
    no
    neg
    luk
    look
    hem
    3sg
    longwe
    there
    long
    loc
    haos?
    house
    Didn't you see him over at the house?

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings