Datapoint Louisiana Creole (geographical (Pointe Coupee))/Position of definite article in the noun phrase

Values

Definite article is postposed Frequency: 63.6%

Example 53-37:
Chyen-la trape lodè lapen-la.
Chyen-la
dog-art.def.sg
trape
catch
lodè
scent
lapen-la.
rabbit-art.def.sg
The dog caught the rabbit's scent.

Source: Klingler 2003: 173

Example 53-38:
Letòf-loe te pli mens.
Letòf-loe
material-art.def.sg
te
pst
pli
more
mens.
thin
The material was thinner.

Source: Klingler 2003: 173

Example 53-39:
Li met papye-a dan tirwa-la.
Li
3sg
met
put
papye-a
paper-art.def.sg
dan
in
tirwa-la.
drawer-art.def.sg
He put the paper in the drawer.

Source: Klingler 2003: 173

Example 53-40:
vyè moun-an
vyè
old
moun-an
person-art.def.sg
the adult

Source: Klingler 2003: 173

Example 53-41:
Depech-ye mi.
Depech-ye
peach-art.def.pl
mi.
ripe
The peaches are ripe.

Source: Klingler 2003: 174

Example 53-42:
Ye loure bari-ye.
Ye
3pl
loure
roll
bari-ye.
barrel-art.def.pl
They rolled the barrels.

Source: Klingler 2003: 174

Confidence:
unspecified

Definite article is preposed Frequency: 27.3%

Example 53-35:
Sa se l janm. [...] Sa se l soulye.
Sa
dem
se
cop
l
art.def.sg
janm.
leg
[...]
[...]
Sa
dem
se
cop
l
art.def.sg
soulye.
shoe
That's the leg. [...] That's the shoe.

Source: Klingler 2003: 174

Example 53-36:
To pròch pa ka fe la diferans.
To
2sg
pròch
almost
pa
neg
ka
can
fe
make
la
art.def.sg
diferans.
difference
You can hardly tell the difference.

Source: Klingler 2003: 174

Confidence:
unspecified

Definite article is circumposed Frequency: 9.1%

Example 53-43:
tou le jenn jan-ye
tou
all
le
art.def.pl
jenn
young
jan-ye
person-art.def.pl
all the young people

Source: Klingler 2003: 174

Confidence:
unspecified