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in-a

/ína/ [cf. Atlantic ina, na in (Hancock 1969: 65) and Haitian and Papiamentu na idem; cf. Port. na in the (feminine), supporting the theory of relexification of an earlier pidgin; Taylor (1971:295) notes that the lbo locative preposition na matches the semantic range of the crecdes' na more closely than the Portuguese, however; KED notes also Mandinka na in, at, to, from and other African sources]

prep. in; 1966 [He] share [i.e. cut] the hog in a half (Crowley 108). We catch them in-a bush doing freshness (Nassau).

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Last update: 2010-10-26 03:02
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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