Datapoint Bislama/Syllable codas

This value assignment ignores dialect differences. Some dialects/speakers can have /-ks/ in basic vocabulary, though for other speakers this cluster is broken up with an epenthetic vowel, e.g. nekis ('next'). Also the increasing use of English plural /-s, -z/ in town Bislama means there's some variation between Value 2 and 3.

Values

Only simple codas

Example 23-55:
mi luk han blong Linda i nogud we
mi
1sg
luk
look
han
hand
blong
poss
Linda
Linda
i
agr
nogud
no.good
we
comp
I saw Linda's arm, it looks awful.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Example 23-184:
no gat masis tojlaet
no
neg
gat
have
masis
matches
tojlaet
torch.light
didn't have any matches or a torch

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Confidence:
Very certain