Datapoint Cavite Chabacano/Marking of patient noun phrases

The marking of patient NPs is related to animacy and definiteness. Generally animate NPs are marked and sometimes also definite inanimate NPs receive marking.

Values

Only animate patient NPs are marked

Example 45-1:
Ya coge el mga pulis con el ladron.
Ya
pfv
coge
catch
el
the
mga
pl
pulis
police
con
obj
el
the
ladron.
thief
The policemen caught the thief.

Source: Escalante 2005: 79

Example 45-93:
Ya cumpra el mujer el mansanas.
Ya
pfv
cumpra
buy
el
def
mujer
woman
el
def
mansanas.
apple
The lady bought the apple.

Source: Llamado 1972: 95

Example 45-91:
Con un gente no mas ta sospecha el mga pulis.
Con
obj
un
one
gente
person
no
neg
mas
more
ta
ipfv
sospecha
suspect
el
def
mga
pl
pulis.
police
The policemen suspect only one person.

Source: Escalante 2005: 171

Example 45-92:
Ya mira el muchachito con un perro grande.
Ya
pfv
mira
see
el
def
muchachito
boy
con
obj
un
indf
perro
dog
grande.
big
The boy saw a big dog.
Confidence:
Certain