Datapoint Chinese Pidgin English/Order of adposition and noun phrase

Prepositional phrase may precede (as in Example 7) or follow the verb (as in Example 8).

Values

Prepositions Frequency: 90.0%

Example 20-7:
㕭(口件)郎米結治温卑士豁杯
You can long my catchee one piecee good boy?
You
2sg
can
can
long
ben
my
1sg
catchee
catch
one
art.indf
piecee
clf
good
good
boy?
boy
Can you get me a good boy?

Source: Tong 1862: VI.51

Example 20-8:
希麽必打忒其都卑時沽厘郎希
He more better takee two piecee coolie long he.
He
3sg
more
more
better
better
takee
take
two
two
piecee
clf
coolie
coolie
long
com
he.
3sg
He better take two coolies with him.

Source: Tong 1862: VI.55

Confidence:
Very certain

Postpositions Frequency: 10.0%

Example 20-116:
甘舌尼西
Come Sydney side.
Come
come
Sydney
Sydney
side.
side
(She) came from Sydney.

Source: Tong 1862: VI.32

Example 20-6:
米鴨巴西咧卑士
My opposite that piecee.
My
1sg
opposite
opposite
that
dem
piecee.
piece
The one opposite to me.

Source: Tong 1862: VI.41

Confidence:
Uncertain