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SIL Electronic Working Papers 2006-004

Some Tok Pisin idioms

Authors  Franklin, Karl J.
Thomas, Steven Kambi
Abstract 

Tok Pisin (TP) is a lingua franca and language of wider communication in Papua New Guinea. In this article we introduce and examine a number of TP idioms that use body parts, numbers, descriptors, verb phrases, compounds and other elements. Our presentation is intended to supplement resources on TP that have previously described a similar category (idioms) using a variety of strategies.

  Some Tok Pisin idioms
Published  2006
Language  Tok Pisin [tpi]
Country  Papua New Guinea
Subjects  Grammatical descriptions
Idioms
Semantics
Keywords  Grammatical descriptions; Semantics; Idioms