Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures Online
Yo ulyo padgar su kadz.
I saw the priest's house.
Clements (1996: 160) suggests that Patient marking is best understood on a continuum. Most of the time, animate direct objects are marked with
; and most of the time, inanimate direct objects are not marked. These are, however, tendencies.
constructed by linguist
J. Clancy Clements
Marking of patient noun phrases: Only animate patient NPs are marked