Datapoint Diu Indo-Portuguese/Position of indefinite article in the noun phrase

Indefiniteness is indicated by the use of the numeral 'one'. It must be conceded that referents quantified with other numerals (without further grammatical indications) are often also non-identifiable; the difference is that, unlike , other numerals can be preceded by the demonstratives (also markers of definiteness) ikəl and es; is is admitted whenever the referent is not known to the interlocutor (e.g., when it is first introduced in discourse) or whenever quantification is not particularly relevant.

Values

Indefinite article is preposed

Example 39-8:
Ũ piken rat tiŋ vay nə del kamiŋ.
one
piken
small
rat
mouse
t-iŋ
ipfv-pst
vay
go.inf
loc
də-el
of-3sg
kamiŋ.
way
One small mouse was going about its way.

Source: Cardoso 2009: 166

Example 39-26:
Ali ve ũ dɛmɔn si sai.
Ali
there
ve
see.npst
one
dɛmɔn
ghost
si
if
sa-i.
leave-inf
Watch out whether a ghost will come out.

Source: Cardoso 2009: 173

Confidence:
Certain