Datapoint Ambon Malay/Distance contrasts in demonstratives

Values

Two-way contrast

Example 68-45:
Sampe sakarang ini, hidop seng macam yang kaya dolo-dolo lai.
Sampe
until
sakarang
now
ini,
dem
hidop
life
seng
neg
macam
like
yang
rel
kaya
like
dolo~dolo
previous~adv
lai.
disc.pcl
Until now, life is not the way it was previously anymore.

Source: Paauw 2008: 410

Example 68-46:
Itu tampa tinggal antua itu.
Itu
dem
tampa
place
tinggal
live
antua
3sg.formal
itu.
dem
That was her place of residence.

Source: Paauw 2008: 409

Confidence:
Very certain