mipela

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Bislama[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mi + -pela

Pronoun[edit]

mipela

  1. The first person plural exclusive, mipela refers to the speaker and other persons, but does not include the person(s) being spoken to; we, us.

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mi + -pela

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mipela

  1. we, us (exclusive, "we but not you"); refers to the speaker and other persons, but does not include the person(s) being spoken to.
    • 1992, collected by Mühlhaüsler et al. quoted in Language, Education, and Development: Urban and Rural Tok Pisin in Papua New Guinea (Suzanne Romaine, Oxford: 1992)
    • Na mipela i no save long Tok Pisin tu. Brata bilong mipela ol i go long stesin, orait ol i kisim save long stesin. Ol i kam bek orait ol i tok pisin.
    • And we didn't know Tok Pisin either. Our brothers went to the station, and then learned new things in the station. Then they returned speaking in creole.

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