Datapoint Louisiana Creole/Order of frequency adverb, verb, and object

Values

Verb – object – adverb Frequency: 38.5%

Example 53-46:

Me tant parl pa sa ek ye tou-l-tan.
Me
1sg.poss.pl
tant
aunt
parl
speak
pa
neg
sa
dem
ek
with
ye
3pl
tou-l-tan.
all-the-time
My aunts don't speak it (i.e. Creole) with them all the time.
French: Mes tantes ne le (le créole) parlent pas avec eux tout le temps.

Source: Neumann 1985: 297

Example 53-49:

E nou pal kreyòl tou-l-tan.
E
and
nou
1pl
pal
speak
kreyòl
Creole
tou-l-tan.
all-the-time
And we speak Creole all the time.

Source: Klingler 2003: 506

Confidence:
Certain

Adverb – verb – object Frequency: 38.5%

Example 53-45:

Li tou-l-tan ape foutaje dan la kwizin.
Li
3sg
tou-l-tan
all-the-time
ape
prog
foutaje
mess
dan
in
la
art.def.sg
kwizin.
kitchen
He is always messing around in the kitchen.

Source: Neumann 1985: 297

Example 53-50:

Ye toujou te gen en batay.
Ye
3pl
toujou
always
te
pst
gen
have
en
art.indf
batay.
fight
There was always a fight.

Source: Klingler 2003: 384

Example 53-47:

Le pret toujour pardonn twa.
Le
art.def.pl
pret
priest
toujour
always
pardonn
forgive
twa.
2pl
The priests always forgive you.

Source: Neumann 1985: 296

Example 53-51:

(Li) te toujou gen gen monje-la uh, uh, ready.
(Li)
(3sg)
te
pst
toujou
always
gen
have
gen
have
monje-la
meal-art.def.sg
uh,
uh
uh,
uh
<ready>.
ready
He always had to have the meal ready.

Source: Klingler 2003: 443

Confidence:
Certain

Verb – adverb – object Frequency: 23.1%

Example 53-48:

Nou parl toujour kreol avek ye.
Nou
1pl
parl
speak
toujour
always
kreol
Creole
avek
with
ye.
3pl
We always speak Creole with them.

Source: Neumann 1985: 296

Confidence:
unspecified