Datapoint Kriol/Position of definite article in the noun phrase

For the purpose of describing this feature, the recognitional determiner of Kriol, which is close in grammaticalization status to a definite article, was considered as a definite article (see Feature 28 "Definite articles"). This article always precedes the head noun.

Values

Definite article is preposed

Example 25-35:
Thet kenggaru bin toktok.
Thet
dem
kenggaru
kangaroo
bin
pst
tok~tok.
red.talk
The kangaroo was talking.
Example 25-19:
Ai oldei telim im "Na::, jed Nangari yu bin meikim krai fo jet lil bed."
Ai
1sg
oldei
always
tel-im
tell-tr
im
3sg
"Na,
no
jed
dem
Nangari
Nangari
yu
2sg
bin
pst
meik-im
make-tr
krai
cry
fo
dat
jet
dem
lil
little
bed."
bird
I always tell him: "No, that Nangari, you made her cry for that little bird."
Example 25-70:
Wanim reintaim im gro thet big intit, en yu ken luk thet flaua bla im yuno.
Wan=im
subord=3sg
rein-taim
rain-time
im
3sg
gro
grow
thet
dem
big
big
intit,
tag
en
and
yu
2sg
ken
can
luk
see
thet
dem
flaua
flower
bla
poss
im
3sg
yuno.
you.know
In the rain time it grows this high, doesn't it, and you can see its flower, you know.
Example 25-51:
Imin daib rait la jat krokadail wea imin nesimbat dat faiya.
Im=in
3sg=pst
daib
dive
rait
right
la
loc
jat
dem
krokadail
crocodile
wea
subord
im=in
3sg=pst
nes-im-bat
nurse-tr-prog
dat
dem
faiya.
fire
It dove right to the crocodile which was looking after the fire.

Source: Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 61

Example 25-69:
Det R. en J., yu sabe dubala?
Det
dem
R.
R.
en
and
J.,
J.
yu
2sg
sabe
know
dubala?
3du
R. and J., do you know the two?

Source: Nicholls 2006: 3

Confidence:
Very certain