Datapoint Bislama/Predicative noun phrases and predicative locative phrases

Values

Differentiation

Example 23-122:
Maj! o yu longfala yet!
Maj!
march
o
excl
yu
2sg
longfala
long
yet!
yet
March! Oh you're here for a long time yet.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Example 23-121:
Kuestian nao se wataem bae ol lida ia oli save karem panismen.
Kuestian
question
nao
now
se
cop
wataem
what.time
bae
irr
ol
pl
lida
leader
ia
def
oli
agr
save
abil
karem
take
panismen.
punishment
The question now is when will the leaders be punished.

Source: Vanuatu Weekly Hebdomadaire

Example 23-124:
taem ia hem i stap long Nyugini, mi wan mi stap
taem
time
ia
def
hem
3sg
i
agr
stap
stay
long
loc
Nyugini,
New.Guinea
mi
1sg
wan
one
mi
1sg
stap
stay
He was in New Guinea then, I was at home on my own.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Confidence:
Very certain