Datapoint Bahamian Creole/Female and male animals

Princess Margaret Hospital appears to contain about the only suffix -ess in Bahamian Creole; thus, except among very acrolectal speakers, it does not appear to be productive.

Values

Preposed sex-denoting word

Example 12-284:
man cat
man
man
cat
cat
male cat
Example 12-285:
he cat
he
3sg.sbj
cat
cat
male cat
Example 12-281:
The he row of corn is next to the she row.
The
art
he
3sg.m.sbj
row
row
of
of
corn
corn
is
cop
next
next
to
to
the
art
she
3sg.f.sbj
row.
row
The male row of corn is next to the female one.

Source: Holm & Shilling 1982: 101

Example 12-282:
man papaw
man
man
papaw
papaya
male papaya

Source: Holm & Shilling 1982: 130

Confidence:
Very certain