Datapoint Tayo/Nominal and verbal conjunction

E pi, which can be shortened to pi in fast speech, is used for both nominal and verbal conjunction. It can also be used to express 'neither ... nor...':

na pa ta kusa e pi kusin?
[EXIST NEG 2SG male.cousin CONJ female.cousin]
'You have neither a male nor a female cousin?' (Ehrhart 1993: 205)

Values

Identity, overtly expressed

Example 57-77:
[...] sola pa returne o rivaʃ; pi tule kokotje-la ke nu war la-mba, se tule Tuo le plate
[...]
[...]
sola
3pl
pa
neg
returne
return
o
dir
rivaʃ;
seaside
pi
conj
tule
art.def.pl
kokotje-la
coconut.palms-dem/def
ke
rel
nu
we
war
see
la-mba,
over-there
se
presv
tule
pl
Tuo
Touho.people
le
si
plate
plant
[...] they went back to the seaside. And the coconut palms we see over there, they were planted by the Touho people.

Source: Ehrhart 1993: 225

Example 57-75:
frer-ta epi ser-ta le vja?
frer-ta
brother-poss.2sg
epi
conj
ser-ta
sister-poss.2sg
le
si
vja?
come
Are your brother and sister coming?

Source: Ehrhart 1993: 205

Example 57-149:
[...] la arete ʃval mbla pi la ndesa:ndi
[...]
[...]
la
3sg
arete
stop
ʃval
horse
mbla
white
pi
conj
la
3sg
ndesa:ndi
dismount
[...] he stopped the white horse and dismounted.

Source: Ehrhart 1993: 250

Example 57-150:
[...] mwa pi tule vjej
[...]
[...]
mwa
1sg
pi
conj
tule
pl
vjej
old.people
[...] I and the old people

Source: Ehrhart 1993: 218

Confidence:
Very certain