Datapoint Nicaraguan Creole English/Order of demonstrative and noun

Values

Demonstrative word precedes noun

Example 11-8:
Dis hat man waahn aal di gyal dem.
Dis
dem
hat
hot
man
man
waahn
want
aal
all
di
art.def
gyal
girl
dem.
pl
This hot man wanted all the girls.

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Example 11-9:
Dem poliis shud gat moo atenshon fa di komyuniti.
Dem
dem
poliis
police
shud
should
gat
get
moo
more
atenshon
attention
fa
for
di
art.def
komyuniti.
community
These policemen should pay more attention to the community.

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Confidence:
Very certain