Datapoint Sri Lanka Portuguese/Pronominal and adnominal demonstratives

Adnominal demonstratives are invariable. Pronominal demonstratives inflect for number and case.

Values

Same stems, different inflectional features

Example 41-61:
poɖiyaas sudu akantu mee yanasa, aka kaazantu
poɖiyaas
children
sudu
all
aka-ntu
that-loc
mee
foc
jaa-nasa,
pst-be.born
aka
that
kaaza-ntu
house-loc
The children were all born there, in that house.

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5105

Example 41-62:
istis ɛkavnntu tatiraa naa
isti-s
this-pl
ɛkavn-ntu
account-loc
ta-tiraa
prs-take
naa
tag
These guys are buying on account, eh.

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5162

Example 41-45:
muytu moosamley isti luvaaras
muytu
very
moosam=ley
bad=like
isti
this
luvaara-s
place-pl
Very bad, these places!

Source: Smith's 1974-5 field notes: 5244

Confidence:
Very certain