Datapoint Ghanaian Pidgin English/Indefinite articles

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Indefinite article distinct from numeral ‘one’

Example 16-65:
if jù dè sik jùɔ bakjad jù si ɛ klinik
if
if
2sg
prog
sik
sick
jùɔ
2sg.poss
bakjad
backyard
2sg
si
see
ɛ
art
klinik
clinic
If you are ill (nowadays), you see a clinic in your backyard (i.e. nearby, to which you can go).
Example 16-17:
à gɛt sɔm frɛn sɛf we ì kam frɔm togo
à
1sg
gɛt
get
sɔm
art.indf
frɛn
friend
sɛf
self
we
comp
ì
3sg
kam
come
frɔm
from
togo
Togo
I even have a friend who comes from Togo.

Source: Huber 1999: 192

Confidence:
Very certain