Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Brava/Order of demonstrative and noun

Kel [...] li and kel [...] la are proximity and distal demonstratives respectively that correspond to 'this' and 'that'. Note that -li and -la do not need to be necessarily expressed for a demonstrative reading to obtain (whether proximal or distal).

Values

Demonstrative word precedes noun

Example 31-12:
un merkanu ki ten kel loja grandi-la
un
an
merkanu
American
ki
who
ten
has
kel
dem
loja
shop
grandi-la
big-there
an American that has that big shop

Source: Jose Martins, p.c. (2000)

Example 31-11:
Dja kel vida-li e un bokadu duru.
Dja
then
kel
this
vida-li
life-here
e
is
un
a
bokadu
little
duru.
difficult
Then again, this life is a little difficult.

Source: Jose Joaquim Rocha, p.c. (2000)

Confidence:
Very certain