Datapoint Guyanais/Indefinite articles

Roun and oun seem to be free variants, progressive assimilation/dissimilation may play a role, also emphasis, but the corpus does not give hints for a systematic choice for this variable; in fast speech the article is sometimes reduced to n.

Values

Indefinite article identical to numeral ‘one’

Example 52-34:
roun lougarou pasé
roun
indf
lougarou
werewolf
pasé
passed.by
A werewolf passed by.
Example 52-35:
ayer mo wè oun tifiy
ayer
yesterday
mo
I
see
oun
art
tifiy
girl
I saw a girl yesterday.
Example 52-11:
i pouvé ka ékri roun bon liv
i
he
pouvé
can
ka
prog
ékri
write
roun
a
bon
good
liv
book
He might be able to write a good book.

Source: Pfänder 2000: 146

Confidence:
Very certain