Value Identity

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Existential verb and transitive possession verb
References
Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Examples

  1. afta i gat wan smol tri i gru go antap smol nomo
    afta
    after
    i
    agr
    gat
    have
    wan
    indf
    smol
    small
    tri
    tree
    i
    agr
    gru
    grow
    go
    go
    antap
    on.top
    smol
    small
    nomo
    only
    And there's a small tree that grew up just a little way.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  2. mama, i gat haf meresin blong mi i stap
    mama,
    mother
    i
    agr
    gat
    have
    haf
    half
    meresin
    medicine
    blong
    poss
    mi
    1sg
    i
    agr
    stap
    stay
    Mama, there's still some of my medicine.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  3. oli gat bigfala graon
    oli
    agr
    gat
    have
    bigfala
    big
    graon
    ground
    They have a lot of land.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings