Datapoint Afrikaans/Definite articles

The problem is that die ('the') differs from hierdie ('this, these') and daardie ('that, those'), but is nearly homophonous with dié ('this') — the sole difference being one of strength, with the demonstrative being necessarily stressed, whereas the article is neutrally unstressed.

Values

Definite article distinct from demonstratives

Example 29-45:
die vs. hierdie; daardie vs. dié
die
def.art
vs.
vs.
hierdie;
prox.dem
daardie
dist.dem
vs.
vs.
dié
prox.dem
the vs. this/these; that/those vs. this/these
Example 29-5:
die motor van Karel
die
def.art
motor
car
van
of
Karel
Charles
Charles' car
Confidence:
Very certain