Value Onsets may be complex

Language:
Belizean Creole
Parameter:
Syllable onsets

Examples

  1. Yu strayk dem wid a haapun.
    Yu
    2sg
    strayk
    strike
    dem
    3pl
    wid
    with
    a
    a
    haapun.
    harpoon
    You strike them with a harpoon.

    See Escure 1997: 49

  2. Dey wan sok di sprat til dey dɛd.
    Dey
    3pl
    wan
    fut
    sok
    suck
    di
    the
    sprat
    sprat
    til
    till
    dey
    3pl
    dɛd.
    dead
    They (manta rays) will suck on the sprat (fish) until they die.

    See Escure's 1985 materials

  3. Yu hia samtn̩ de krich krich ina mangru.
    Yu
    you
    hia
    hear
    samtn̩
    something
    de
    prog
    krich
    screech
    krich
    screech
    ina
    in
    mangru.
    mangrove
    You hear a screeching noise in the mangrove.

    See Escure 1983a: 34