Value Indefinite article identical to numeral ‘one’

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Indefinite articles
References
Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Examples

  1. from hem i wan pikinini we hem i no save hangri
    from
    because
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    wan
    indf.art
    pikinini
    child
    we
    rel
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    no
    neg
    save
    hab
    hangri
    hungry
    because he's a child who doesn't feel hungry [but then gets headaches if he hasn't eaten]

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  2. Wan kaen grup blong ol sapota we hem i givim plante hedek long ol polis olsem long Mexico World Cup mo World Cup long Italy hem i olgeta blong England.
    Wan
    one
    kaen
    kind
    grup
    group
    blong
    of
    ol
    pl
    sapota
    supporter
    we
    comp
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    givim
    give
    plante
    plenty
    hedek
    headache
    long
    to
    ol
    pl
    polis
    police
    olsem
    like
    long
    in
    Mexico
    Mexico
    World
    World
    Cup
    Cup
    mo
    and
    World
    World
    Cup
    Cup
    long
    in
    Italy
    Italy
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    olgeta
    3pl
    blong
    of
    England.
    England
    One type of group of supporters that gave the police plenty of headaches at the Mexico World Cup and the World Cup in Italy was those from England.
  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