Datapoint Zamboanga Chabacano/Indefinite articles

The indefinite article un can also have a numeral meaning (see Example 66).

Values

Indefinite article identical to numeral ‘one’

Example 46-64:
Ya-lyegá un ómbre na dimiyo kása.
Ya-lyegá
pfv-arrive
un
a
ómbre
man
na
loc
dimiyo
my
kása.
house
A man came to my house.
Example 46-65:
Tyéne yo kwatro anák, uno ómbre, tres muhér.
Tyéne
have
yo
I
kwatro
four
anák,
children
uno
one
ómbre,
man
tres
three
muhér.
woman
I have four children, one son, three daughters.

Source: Chavacano reader corpus 2005

Example 46-66:
Ya-mirá tu un muhér, kwátro ómbre.
Ya-mirá
pfv-see
tu
you
un
one
muhér,
woman
kwátro
four
ómbre.
men
You saw one woman (and) four men.

Source: Chavacano reader corpus 2005

Confidence:
Certain