Example 53-17

zafè-sa-ye; depech-sa-ye; dekann-sa-ye; boug-sa-ye
zafè
thing
saye;
det.dem.pl
depech
peach
saye;
det.dem.pl
dekann
sugar.cane
saye;
det.dem.pl
boug
guy
saye
det.dem.pl
these/those things; these/those peaches; this/that sugar cane; these/those guys

Comment:
The plural demonstrative with postnominal sa-ye (distal and proximal) and no prenominal element is common in the Pointe Coupee lect and distinguishes it from the Breaux Bridge lect described in Neumann (1985), where the construction is rare. Moreover, in Pointe Coupee sa-ye is used with human nouns, whereas this is unattested in Breaux Bridge.
Type:
naturalistic spoken
Source:
Klingler 2003: 182-183