Value Demonstrative word precedes noun

Language:
Belizean Creole
Parameter:
Order of demonstrative and noun
References
Escure 1983a: 35; Escure 1993a: 237

Examples

  1. Da bich dɛ bad da bway.
    Da
    that
    bich
    bitch
    there
    bad
    bad
    da
    that
    bway.
    boy
    That guy is very good. OR: That son of a bitch, he is good, that boy really is (emphatic sentence).

    See Escure 1993a: 237

  2. Dey luk fu dem kwaat badl.
    Dey
    they
    luk
    look
    fu
    for
    dem
    them
    kwaat
    quart
    badl.
    bottle
    They look for those quart bottles.

    See Escure 1983a: 36

  3. sam a dem bway
    sam
    some
    a
    of
    dem
    them
    bway
    boy
    some of these boys

    See Escure 1983a: 36

  4. mos a di ki dem
    mos
    most
    a
    of
    di
    the
    ki
    caye
    dem
    those
    most of those cayes

    See Escure 1983a: 36