Datapoint Hawai‘i Creole/Generic noun phrases in subject function

Values

Plural noun phrase with definite article Frequency: 50.0%

Example 26-38:
da mɛnehunis kam aʊt naɪtaɪm
da
def
mɛnehuni-s
menehune-pl
kam
come
aʊt
out
naɪtaɪm
at.night
Menehunes ('little people') come out at night.
Confidence:
Intermediate

Singular noun phrase with definite article Frequency: 50.0%

Example 26-39:
æs wad dɛ hawaɪɛn dan
æs
that.is
wad
what
art
hawaɪɛn
Hawaiian
dan
do.pst
That's what the Hawaiians did.

Source: Velupillai 2003a: 188

Confidence:
Intermediate