Value Overlap

Language:
Bahamian Creole
Parameter:
Nominal plural marker and third-person-plural pronoun

Examples

  1. B’Booky them having hard times.
    B’Booky
    B'Booky
    them
    ass
    hav-ing
    have-prog
    hard
    hard
    time-s.
    time-pl
    B’Booky and his family/friends/associates were having hard times.

    See Crowley 1966: 61

  2. Dem had a conversation about Jesus.
    Dem
    3pl.sbj
    had
    have.pst
    a
    art
    conversation
    conversation
    about
    about
    Jesus.
    Jesus
    They talked about Jesus.

    See Holm & Shilling 1982: 204

  3. We had barracuda poison. We catch a barracuda coming up into George Town. [And what happened?] And he was poison - black as Shine. I tell the - fellows-them throw him in the sea.
    [...]
    [...]
    I
    1sg.sbj
    tell
    tell[pfv]
    the
    art
    -
     
    fellows-them
    fellow.pl-pl
    [...].
    [...]
    [...] I told the (other) guys (on the boat) [to throw him back into the sea].
  4. He's have that, right, and he's go to the clinic, he have to go to clinic tomorrow, the nurse-them say - boy, and he used to go there mus'e from he was around three.
    [...]
    [...]
    the
    the
    nurse-them
    nurse-pl
    say
    say
    [...]
    [...]
    [...] the nurses say [...]