Datapoint Bislama/The associative plural

The marker for associative plural construction is the same as the 3PL pronoun olgeta; it is not the marker of plurality (ol).

Values

Special associative plural marker identical to 3rd plural pronoun

Example 23-51:
hem i stap wetem Sale olgeta
hem
3sg
i
agr
stap
stay
wetem
with
Sale
Sale
olgeta
3pl
He's staying with Sale and his family.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Example 23-52:
mifala i stap wetem olfala olgeta
mifala
1pl.incl
i
agr
stap
stay
wetem
with
olfala
old.one
olgeta
3pl
We were standing with all the old guys.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Confidence:
Very certain