Value No definite article, but indefinite article

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Definite articles
References
Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings; Crowley 2000; Meyerhoff 1998; Crowley 2004

Examples

  1. haos ia longwe i bigwan moa
    haos
    house
    ia
    def
    longwe
    there
    i
    agr
    bigwan
    big
    moa
    more
    That/The house over there is bigger [than the one I’m talking about].

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  2. long ples ia oli putum wan samting [...]
    long
    loc
    ples
    place
    ia
    def
    oli
    agr
    putum
    put
    wan
    indf
    samting
    something
    [...]
    [...]
    They put something here (in this place) [...].

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  3. 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.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings