á1particleEnglishtopic marker; subject markerThis is often, but not always, like the English 'the', usually marking a noun or noun phrase that is known information in the context. The first example illustrates the subject first mentioned and marked by i, then subsequently by á.
Tamelo imuda a soi ái kauh a tu sangar sang i kán pakta. Tungu sár a soi, má onin ákte sehel no má i pokon. A ngoro a tu kápil sang á kán pakta.That watermelon back there the boy planted its size/growth is going quickly indeed. Just previously he planted it, and now it has crawled all over the place/garden. It is like its size is really quick to grow.A mon á máhngun á purpur min a tomtom.This flower has a smell that is fragrant.Ngo di oboi kubau i ran má dik oloi kámnah on, ki di ákáu á erei.When they put wood in the mumuing pit and make a fire with it, then that is (the meaning of) ákáu.
Pokon minái a tari singing ái tata má ái á pokon iau lu kis áklis ái.This place my father gave to me and it is the place where I live permanently.Kalilik di mil kápdite namnam má ngin pasi aru á kalang. Di álai namnam má dan ngorer suri náng kuluk á kándi mingal i pákánbung er da tari.The dancers do not eat and drink for two months. They abstain from food and water like that so that their dance will be good when they present it.
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