Value Identity

Language:
Creolese
Parameter:
Nominal plural marker and third-person-plural pronoun
References
Rickford 1987: 155 (line 487-8) ; Rickford 1987: 180 (line 728)

Examples

  1. wen di poor piipl dem go we, di puliismaan dem kech di maan dem a rood, an kyar dem
    wen
    when
    di
    def.art
    poor
    poor
    piipl
    people
    dem
    pl
    go
    go
    we,
    away
    di
    the
    puliismaan
    policeman
    dem
    pl
    kech
    catch
    di
    the
    maan
    man
    dem
    pl
    a
    on
    rood,
    road
    an
    and
    kyar
    carry
    dem
    them
    When the poor people had dispersed, the policemen caught up with the guys on the road and carried them to lock them up.

    See Rickford 1987: 155 (line 487-8)

  2. som a dem mait kom waan mek - kom in yu shap
    som
    some
    a
    of
    dem
    3pl
    mait
    might
    kom
    come
    waan
    want
    mek
    make
    -
     
    kom
    come
    in
    in
    yu
    your
    shap
    shop
    Some of them want to make - come in your shop. OR: Some of them might want to come and make - come into your shop.

    See Rickford 1987: 180 (line 728)