Value No definite article exists

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Co-occurrence of demonstrative and definite article
References
Crowley 2000: 279, 285-286

Examples

  1. woman we hem i aot finis, hem i pem buk ia
    woman
    woman
    we
    rel
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    aot
    out
    finis,
    compl
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    pem
    buy
    buk
    book
    ia
    def
    The woman who left already, she bought that book.
  2. ol smolsmol tortel ia oli kamaot long eg
    ol
    pl
    smol~smol
    small~small
    tortel
    turtle
    ia
    def
    oli
    agr
    kamaot
    come.out
    long
    from
    eg
    egg
    The little turtles come out of the(ir) egg.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  3. mi luk olsem bubu ia i kakae fulap tumas
    mi
    1sg
    luk
    look
    olsem
    comp
    bubu
    grandparent
    ia
    def
    i
    agr
    kakae
    eat
    fulap
    full.up
    tumas
    very
    It seems to me that/like this grandmother eats too much.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings