Value Overlap

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Nominal plural marker and third-person-plural pronoun
References
Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Examples

  1. ol haos oli fasfas tumas
    ol
    pl
    haos
    house
    oli
    agr
    fasfas
    fast
    tumas
    very
    The houses are crowded together.

    See Meyerhoff 2003a: 235

  2. olgeta UMP oli no laekem hem
    olgeta
    3pl
    UMP
    UMP
    oli
    agr
    no
    neg
    laekem
    like
    hem
    3sg
    The UMP (people) didn't like him.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  3. olgeta oli drong
    olgeta
    3pl
    oli
    agr
    drong
    drunk
    They were drunk.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  4. wan trik ia, e, trik blong ol oli strong
    wan
    indf
    trik
    trick
    ia,
    def
    e,
    exclam
    trik
    trick
    blong
    poss
    ol
    3pl
    oli
    agr
    strong
    strong
    (It was) this trick, eh, their tricks were clever.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings