balus

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

This term is from the Western Oceanic substrate languages; it was considered by Mihalic to have entered Tok Pisin from Tolai, but Mosel argues that it "has certainly not been introduced from Tolai, but from a southern New Ireland language. For, apart from some marginal dialects [] Tolai [] lack[s] the phoneme /s/."[1]

Noun[edit]

balus

  1. pigeon
  2. aircraft
  3. flight

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ulrike Mosel, Tolai and Tok Pisin: the influence of the substratum on the development of New Guinea Pidgin (1980)