Datapoint Berbice Dutch/Pronominal and adnominal demonstratives

The adnominal demonstratives are not inflected for number. In the case of plural reference, the plural marker is suffixed to the noun only. In contrast, the pronominal demonstratives can be inflected for number.

Values

Same stems, different inflectional features

Example 28-66:
alma di
alma
all
di
dem
all of this

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 188

Example 28-67:
o mɛrɛ gu dɛn djap
o
3sg
mɛrɛ
more
gu
big
dɛn
than
di-apu
dem-pl
She is bigger than these.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 188

Confidence:
Very certain