Yes, it does.
- This is an egg = Ini (sebuah) telur
- This is an egg = Ini adalah (sebuah) telur
Thanks. I think I am beginning to get the hang of it. Now the real question--could this also mean "those eggs" and could "Ini telur" mean "Those are the eggs"?
EDITED: Thanks for the lingot
Those eggs could also mean telur itu and telur-telur itu to emphasize that telur is more than one.
Those are the eggs = Itu (adalah) telur(-telur) (itu)
Those are eggs = Itu (adalah) telur(-telur)