Value Definite article distinct from demonstratives

Language:
Belizean Creole
Parameter:
Definite articles
References
Escure 1983a

Examples

  1. Wi me wan sum rowp fu tay op di nɛt dɛ.
    Wi
    1pl
    me
    ant
    wan
    want
    sum
    some
    rowp
    rope
    fu
    to
    tay
    tie
    op
    up
    di
    art.def
    nɛt
    net
    dɛ.
    loc/art.def
    We wanted some rope to tie up that net.

    See Escure 1983a: 34

  2. wey bak ina di bush
    wey
    way
    bak
    back
    ina
    in
    di
    the
    bush
    bush
    way back in the bush

    See Escure 1983a: 41

  3. di bɛs rowp
    di
    the
    bɛs
    best
    rowp
    rope
    the best rope

    See Escure 1983a: 34

  4. Hi de se di preya.
    Hi
    she
    de
    prog
    se
    say
    di
    the
    preya.
    prayer
    She is saying the prayer.

    See Escure 1983a: 50

  5. Yu wuda sit dawn de an trai taym wɛn da krab wuda kum owt di howl.
    Yu
    2sg
    wuda
    hab
    sit
    sit
    dawn
    down
    de
    there
    an
    and
    trai
    try
    taym
    time
    wɛn
    when
    da
    that
    krab
    crab
    wuda
    would
    kum
    come
    owt
    out
    di
    the
    howl.
    hole
    You sit there and wait until the crab comes out of its hole.

    See Escure's 1992 materials