Datapoint Negerhollands/Order of demonstrative and noun

The spatial adverbs are the only available demonstratives in Negerhollands, as in Papiamentu, where ‘that house’ can only be rendered by di hus da, lit. 'the house there’; di hus without da means ‘the house’ and not ‘that house’.

In Negerhollands the noun is preceded by the determiner di. The spatial adverbs hi(so) ('here') and da: ('there') can either precede or follow the determiner plus noun.

Values

Demonstrative word precedes noun Frequency: 50.0%

Example 27-6:
Ju lō hi a di shi, mi sa lō a di andə shi.
Ju
2sg
lō
go
hi
here
a
loc
di
det
shi,
side
mi
1sg
sa
will
lō
go
a
loc
di
det
andə
other
shi.
side
You will go to this side (take this path), and I will go to the other side (take the other path).

Source: De Josselin de Jong 1926: 19

Confidence:
Very certain

Demonstrative word follows noun Frequency: 50.0%

Example 27-7:
So fan di dag dā pushi a lō astə roto en de hon astə de pushi.
So
so
fan
from
di
det
dag
day
dā
there
art.def
pushi
cat
a
pst
lō
go
astə
after
art.def
roto
rat
en
and
de
art.def
hon
dog
astə
after
de
art.def
pushi.
cat
So from that day on the cat goes after the rat and the dog after the cat.

Source: De Josselin de Jong 1926: 32

Confidence:
Very certain