Datapoint Hawai‘i Creole/Order of subject, object, and verb

Values

Subject-verb-object (SVO)

Example 26-1:
smal lido ɹak hiʔ [...] ɹol daʊ da ɹuf
smal
small
lido
little
ɹak
rock
hiʔ
hit
[...]
[...]
ɹol
roll
daʊ
down
da
art
ɹuf
roof
Small little rocks hit [...] roll down the roof.

Source: Velupillai 2003a: 102

Example 26-2:
ænti maɪd hæv ɹitn [...] wan buk
ænti
auntie
maɪd
specul.judg
hæv
have
ɹitn
write.prf
[...]
[...]
wan
art
buk
book
Auntie might have written [...] a book.

Source: Velupillai 2003a: 76

Example 26-3:
dis waɾɛva spɹiʔ wɛn ʤamp intu dis wan gaɪ [...] dis mis was ʧokiŋ diz gaɪz nɛk
dis
dem
waɾɛva
whatever
spɹiʔ
spirit
wɛn
pst.pfv
ʤamp
jump
intu
into
dis
dem
wan
one
gaɪ
guy
[...]
[...]
dis
dem
mis
mist
was
cop.pst
ʧoki-ŋ
choke-prog
diz
dem
gaɪ-z
guy-gen
nɛk
neck
This whatever spirit jumped into this one guy [...] this mist was choking this guy's neck.

Source: Velupillai 2003a: 48

Example 26-5:
pɛlɛ laɪk wiski
pɛlɛ
Pele
laɪk
like
wiski
whiskey
Pele likes whiskey.
Confidence:
Very certain