Datapoint Nicaraguan Creole English/Marking of possessor noun phrases

Typically, the possessor has no marking, as in San Andres Creole English. However, under the influence of English, a number of cases of “genitive ‘s” have crept into spoken Nicaraguan Creole English.

Values

No marking Frequency: 95.0%

Example 11-98:
di King daata
di
art.def
King
King
daata
daughter
the King's daughter

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Confidence:
Very certain

Adpositional or case marking of possessor Frequency: 5.0%

Example 11-97:
di Kingz daata
di
art.def
King-z
King-gen
daata
daughter
the King’s daughter

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Confidence:
Very certain