Delisle & Metallic claim that along with [ala] and [ula] mi’gmaq also has a remote demonstrative which they write “alà” (which comes out “ala’ ” in listuguj orthography). This demonstrative would qualify nouns as being farther from the speaker than if [ala] had been used. Has anyone else noticed this distinction and confirm its existence for me?
Turns out the Hewson who edited the Pacifique Grammar and wrote a couple of the other drop box articles is actually the father of my old guitar teacher. Small world.