Datapoint Bislama/Instrumental expressions

Wetem is comitative and instrumental; long is only instrumental.

Cf. Feature 70 "Comitatives and instrumentals".

Values

Adposition

Example 23-115:
i gat pauda ia OK? [...] yu karem long wan smol samting, olsem bun kokonas ating i bigwan tumas
i
agr
gat
have
pauda
powder
ia
def
OK?
OK
[...]
[...]
yu
2sg
karem
bring
long
ins
wan
indf
smol
small
samting,
something
olsem
like
bun
bone
kokonas
coconut
ating
probably
i
agr
bigwan
big
tumas
very
There's this powder [=pollen], OK? [...] you bring it [to the flower] with something small, like a coconut leaf spine is too big.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Example 23-114:
i had blong yu spoelem wetem finga blong yu
i
agr
had
hard
blong
purp
yu
2sg
spoelem
spoil
wetem
with
finga
finger
blong
poss
yu
2sg
It's hard to ruin it with your fingers [alone].

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Confidence:
Very certain