Re: minimalistic grammar
|From:||Kala Tunu <kalatunu@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 11, 2002, 11:02|
i didn't know this kind of "Melayu pasar", actually. i was only referring to
indonesian spoken "as if it were a european language". i mean: indonesian
without expressions like "Yono ketinggalan bis" or "Sepeda sudah Yono beli"
and stuff like that. i know you know indonesian has a few "fremd"
grammatical structures that are not easily guessed and need be learned
Roger Mills <romilly@...> wrote:
>...and broken Indonesian if you need something workable :-)Well, "broken" Indonesian (do you mean Melayu pasar?)
saya punya bapak 'my father'
I have father
saya punya bapak punya kuda 'my father's horse'
I have father have horse
(as opposed to more standard bapak saya or bapakku; kuda bapak saya or kuda
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