Value Differentiation

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Predicative noun phrases and predicative locative phrases
References
Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Examples

  1. Kuestian nao se wataem bae ol lida ia oli save karem panismen.
    Kuestian
    question
    nao
    now
    se
    cop
    wataem
    what.time
    bae
    irr
    ol
    pl
    lida
    leader
    ia
    def
    oli
    agr
    save
    abil
    karem
    take
    panismen.
    punishment
    The question now is when will the leaders be punished.

    See Vanuatu Weekly Hebdomadaire

  2. Maj! o yu longfala yet!
    Maj!
    march
    o
    excl
    yu
    2sg
    longfala
    long
    yet!
    yet
    March! Oh you're here for a long time yet.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  3. taem ia hem i stap long Nyugini, mi wan mi stap
    taem
    time
    ia
    def
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    stap
    stay
    long
    loc
    Nyugini,
    New.Guinea
    mi
    1sg
    wan
    one
    mi
    1sg
    stap
    stay
    He was in New Guinea then, I was at home on my own.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings