Value No distance contrast

Language:
Haitian Creole
Parameter:
Distance contrasts in demonstratives
References
Fattier 1998: vol. 1, p. 846

Examples

  1. Mwen vle mango sa a, mwen pa vle fig sa a.
    Mwen
    1sg
    vle
    want
    mango
    mango
    sa
    dem
    a,
    sg
    mwen
    1sg
    pa
    neg
    vle
    want
    fig
    banana
    sa
    dem
    a.
    sg
    I want this mango, not this banana.
    French: Je veux cette mangue, pas cette banane.
  2. chat sila a, chat sila yo
    chat
    cat
    sila
    dem
    a,
    sg
    chat
    cat
    sila
    dem
    yo
    pl
    this cat, these cats
    French: ce chat, ces chats

    See Fattier 1998: vol. 2, p. 845

  3. ane isit la; peyi isit la; chat isi ya
    ane
    year
    isit
    here
    la;
    def
    peyi
    country
    isit
    here
    la;
    def
    chat
    cat
    isi
    here
    ya
    def
    this year; this country; this cat
    French: cette année; ce pays; ce chat

    See Fattier 2000: 42-45