Datapoint Batavia Creole (Tugu)/Definite articles

Example 14 illustrates the use of aka in a generic context, and Example 15 shows the use of aka in an associative context.

Values

Definite article identical to a demonstrative

Example 43-14:
Fruta patola margodju aka marga [...].
Fruta
fruit
patola
cucumber
margodju
bitter
aka
def.art
marga
bitter
[...].
[...]
The fruit of the bitter cucumber is bitter [...].

Source: Maurer 2011: 26

Example 43-15:
Nosotër kontenti fay orta, tara klapa. Mas dianti nos bota aka somenti.
Nosotër
1pl
kontenti
happy
fay
make
orta,
garden
tara
plant
klapa.
coconut
Mas
more
dianti
front
nos
1pl
bota
put
aka
def.art
somenti.
seed
We like to cultivate a garden, to plant cocounut palms. First we plant the seeds.

Source: Maurer 2011: 24

Confidence:
Very certain