Datapoint Sri Lanka Portuguese/Focus particle ‘also’

The particle taam covers the semantic range 'also, too, even'.

Values

After the focused element

Example 41-109:
anjɔɔla vɔɔnda taam peesi ki(ta)pegaa
anjɔɔla
fishhook
vɔɔnda
by
taam
also
peesi
fish
ki-(ta-)pegaa
nmlz-(prs)-catch
Fish are caught also with fishhooks.

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 3963

Example 41-33:
prumeer botussu tɛɛrantu taam istiley mee lotiɲam
prumeer
formerly
botus-su
2.hon-gen
tɛɛra-ntu
country-loc
taam
also
isti=ley
this=like
mee
foc
lotiɲam
fut.be.prf
Formerly in your country, too, it would have been like this.

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 4061

Example 41-53:
aka meedu meedu meskura saykal. uŋ ispiim jadaay sara ʈyuub taam nukuvala
aka
that
meedu~meedu
fear~fear
mes-kura
oblig-run
saykal.
bicycle
one
ispiim
thorn
jaa-daay
pst-strike
sara
cond
ʈyuub
tube
taam
also
nuku-vala
neg-be.good
I must ride in great fear. If I hit a thorn, the tube also is no good.

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5416

Example 41-149:
avara osiyoor taam [nɔɔyvantaa] lopuntaa, "boospa teen dizeey voo, elipa pakazaa?" falaatu
avara
now
osiyoor
3sg.hon
taam
also
[nɔɔyva-ntaa]
[bride-loc]
lo-puntaa,
fut-ask
"boos-pa
2sg-dat
teem
prs.be
dizeey
desire
voo,
indf
eli-pa
3sg.m-acc
pa-kazaa?"
inf-marry
falaa-tu
quot-pfv
Now he [the priest] will also ask [the bride], "are you willing to marry him?"

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 3261

Confidence:
Very certain