Value The language has no definite article

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Position of definite article in the noun phrase
References
Crowley 1990; Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Examples

  1. mi stap antap long get blong pasta ia
    mi
    1sg
    stap
    stay
    antap
    on.top
    long
    prep
    get
    gate
    blong
    poss
    pasta
    pastor
    ia
    def
    I was standing up at the pastor's gate.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  2. [mi] sarem ol samting ia i stap
    [mi]
    1sg
    sarem
    shut
    ol
    pl
    samting
    something
    ia
    def
    i
    agr
    stap
    stay
    [I] shut all the things there.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings