Datapoint Singapore Bazaar Malay/Definite articles

Values

Definite article identical to a demonstrative

Example 67-67:
Itu selalu tinggal sini punya orang pakai ini pasar ah.
Itu
dem
selalu
always
tinggal
live
sini
here
punya
rel
orang
person
pakai
use
ini
dem
pasar
market
ah.
pcl
The people living here use this market.

Source: Khin Khin Aye 2005: 341

Example 67-25:
Lagi sekarang tak ada kerja ah tengok itu cucu tak apa-apa la.
Lagi
more
sekarang
now
tak
neg
ada
exist
kerja
work
ah
pcl
tengok
look.at
itu
dem
cucu
grandchild
tak
neg
apa~apa
what~what
la.
emph
Now that I am not working, taking care of the grandchild is nothing.

Source: Khin Khin Aye 2005: 77

Example 67-68:
Dia ingat tengok itu lua olang tengok sama dia.
Dia
3sg
ingat
think
tengok
look.at
itu
dem
lua
two
olang
person
tengok
look.at
sama
with
dia.
3sg
He thought that these two people were looking at him.

Source: Khin Khin Aye 2005: 352

Confidence:
Very certain