Datapoint Bahamian Creole/Vocative markers

In Bahamian Creole, hey functions both as a vocative marker in expressions such as Hey girl! (cf. Example 265) and as a sentence-final tag, "often inviting assent to the sentiment expressed" (Holm & Shilling 1982: 102), as in I think that's bad, hey.

Values

Optional vocative marker preceding noun

Example 12-265:
Eh, bullah?
Eh,
hey
bullah?
brother
Hey, brother?

Source: Holm & Shilling 1982: 102

Example 12-127:
They mus'e is be way to bottom of the sea, hey, the jellyfish.
They
3pl.sbj
mus'e
adv
is
hab
be
cop.inf
way
way
to
to
bottom
bottom
of
of
the
the
sea
sea
[...].
[...]
They must live way down there at the bottom of the sea [...].
Confidence:
Intermediate