Datapoint Afrikaans/Pronominal and adnominal demonstratives

Pronominal use of hierdie ('this') and daardie ('that') is possible but often een ('one') is added. On the other hand, pronominal use of dié prefers the absence of een. Finally, note that the 3SG.N pronoun dit ('it, that, this') never cooccurs with een and cannot be used adnominally.

Values

Different forms

Example 29-54:
Hierdie/daardie is baie mooi.
Hierdie/daardie
prox.dem/dist.dem
is
is
baie
very
mooi.
beautiful
These/those are very pretty.

Source: Donaldson 1993: 142

Example 29-55:
Hierdie boek is baie goed, maar daardie een is nog beter.
Hierdie
prox.dem
boek
book
is
is
baie
very
goed,
good
maar
but
daardie
dist.dem
een
one
is
is
nog
even
beter.
better
This book is very good, but that one is even better.

Source: Donaldson 1993: 144

Example 29-56:
(Wil jy hierdie posseël vir jou versameling hê?) Nee, dié het ek al.
(Wil
(want
jy
2sg
hierdie
prox.dem
posseël
stamp
vir
for
jou
2sg.poss
versameling
collection
hê?)
have?)
Nee,
no
dié
dist.dem
het
have
ek
1sg
al.
already
(Would you like this stamp for your collection?) No, that one I've got already.

Source: Donaldson 1993: 145

Example 29-57:
Ek sien hierdie boeke. vs. Ek sien hierdie. vs. Ek sien hierdie boek. vs. Ek sien hierdie een/ene.
Ek
1sg.nom
sien
see
hierdie
these
boek-e.
book-s
vs.
vs.
Ek
1sg.nom
sien
see
hierdie.
these
vs.
vs.
Ek
1sg.nom
sien
see
hierdie
this
boek.
book
vs.
vs.
Ek
1sg.nom
sien
see
hierdie
this
een/ene.
one
I see these books. vs. I see these. vs. I see this book. vs. I see this one.
Confidence:
unspecified