Wmffre (1998:46)

De Arbres
 Wmffre (1998:46):
 "Whilst ja, n~ɑn', and jɛw are the answers to the 
 statement/question categories 1-3 [fig. 23], ja et jɛw 
 can be reinforced by the appropriate verb following bi ('bid before vowels) 
 as a leading auxiliary element, and n~ɑn can be reinforced by the 
 appropriate form of the verb in the negative
 (114)  S: zo:d e 'he is silly'                R: ja, bid e 'yez he is'
        S: ma tõnd 'he is coing'               R: ja, bi ma 'yes he is' 
        S: dibə ɣa kχɑ̃mpəs ' he eats pancakes' R: ja, bi ɣa 'yes, he does'
        S: bi po kafə?  'will you have coffee ?' R: ja, bi mo 'yes, I will have'
 Sometimes, by way of emphasis the verbal answer with bi or n... ke 
 is used rather than ja, jɛw or n~ɑn.
   (115)S:  mɔħ tõnd ?   'are you coming ?'        R:  bi mõm  'we are'
        S:  n øs ke tyt  'there are no people'   R:  bi so  'there are'


  • Wmffre, I. 1998. Central Breton. [= Languages of the World Materials 152] Unterschleißheim: Lincom Europa.