More about Ma
The simplest use of Ma is with a noun (no definite article), e.g.:
Ma keus. There is (some) cheese.
Ma flehes ena. There are (some) children there.
Using Ma with a noun and another verb gives a choice of translations, depending on circumstances, e.g.:
Ma den o toas. There is a man coming.
A man is coming.
Ma benyn o tebry keus. There is a woman eating cheese.
A woman is eating cheese.
Using Ma with the definite article and a noun and another verb cuts down that choice, e.g.:
Ma’n den o toas. The man is coming.
Ma’n venyn o tebry keus. The woman is eating cheese.
Similarly, using Ma with a pronoun gives no choice of meaning, e.g.:
Ma va o toas. He is coming.
Ma hei o tebry keus. She is eating cheese.