Datapoint San Andres Creole English/Adnominal distributive numerals

In the acrolect, distributive numerals are eroded by English constructions of the type ‘one by one’, ‘two each’. These constructions are not part of the original San Andres Creole English language system.

Values

Distributivity marked by reduplication

Example 10-77:
Mary an Peter keeri trii trii grip.
Mary
Mary
an
and
Peter
Peter
keeri
carry
trii
three
trii
three
grip.
suitcase
Mary and Peter carried three suitcases each.
Example 10-76:
Dehn kom iin wan wan.
Dehn
3pl
kom
come
iin
in
wan
one
wan.
one
They came in one by one.

Source: Bartens 2003: 65

Confidence:
Very certain