Value No distance contrast

Language:
Belizean Creole
Parameter:
Distance contrasts in demonstratives
References
Escure's 1992 materials

Examples

  1. A de taak bawt siywid dem.
    A
    1sg
    de
    prog
    taak
    talk
    bawt
    about
    siywid
    seaweed
    dem.
    them
    I am talking about those types of seaweed (that you know of).

    See Escure 1983a: 35

  2. ʃel gya Jimi di kantrak fu to dis baadj. Jimi respansibl fu de to dat kras.
    ʃel
    Shell
    gya
    give
    Jimi
    Jimi
    di
    the
    kantrak
    contract
    fu
    to
    to
    tow
    dis
    this
    baadj.
    barge
    Jimi
    Jimi
    respansibl
    responsible
    fu
    for
    de
    prog
    to
    tow
    dat
    that
    kras.
    across
    Shell hired Jimmy to tow this barge. Jimmy was responsible for towing it across.

    See Escure's 1992 materials

  3. Dat tiŋ we de pan yu nɛk dat a no blak koral?
    Dat
    that
    tiŋ
    thing
    we
    rel
    de
    prog
    pan
    upon
    yu
    your
    nɛk
    neck
    dat
    that
    a
    top
    no
    neg
    blak
    black
    koral?
    coral
    Isn't it black coral that you are wearing on your neck?

    See Escure's 1985 materials