Value Adverb – verb – object

Language:
Belizean Creole
Parameter:
Order of frequency adverb, verb, and object
References
Escure 1983a: 42; Escure 1983a

Examples

  1. Habat i me niali ga wan bad brɛkdown.
    Habat
    Herbert
    i
    he
    me
    ant
    niali
    nearly
    ga
    get
    wan
    a
    bad
    bad
    brɛkdown.
    breakdown
    Herbert nearly had a bad breakdown.

    See Escure's 1992 materials

  2. Evri no an agin yu si wan ton op.
    Evri
    every
    no
    one
    an
    and
    agin
    again
    yu
    2sg
    si
    see
    wan
    one
    ton
    turn
    op.
    up
    Every now and again you see one turn up.

    See Escure's 1980s materials

  3. ʧɛk owt beliz pipol dem iyt lown krab.
    ʧɛk
    check
    owt
    out
    beliz
    Belize
    pipol
    people
    dem
    3pl
    iyt
    eat
    lown
    lone
    krab.
    crab
    Belizeans often eat crab.

    See Escure's 1992 materials

  4. Wɛn i kum bak da lown kriol i de taak.
    Wɛn
    when
    i
    3sg
    kum
    come
    bak
    back
    da
    top
    lown
    lone
    kriol
    creole
    i
    3sg
    de
    prog
    taak.
    talk
    When he came back he often spoke creole. OR: He could speak creole really well.

    See Escure's 1992 materials