Datapoint Haitian Creole/Focusing of the noun phrase

Values

Bare cleft (without highlighter) Frequency: 50.0%

Example 49-320:
Papa ki di m sa.
Papa
father
ki
1sg
di
rel
m
say
sa.
that
It was my father who told me about it.
French: C'est mon père qui m'a dit ça.
Example 49-322:
Atè l donnen.
Atè
to.ground
l
3sg
donnen.
give
It is to the ground that she gives (fruit).
French: C'est à terre qu'elle donne (du fruit).

Source: Fattier 2006b: 159

Confidence:
Very certain

Cleft with focus particle before focus Frequency: 50.0%

Example 49-319:
Se papa m ki di m sa.
Se
hl
papa
father
m
1sg.poss
ki
rel
di
say
m
1sg
sa.
that
It was my father who told me about it.
French: C'est mon père qui m'a dit ça.
Example 49-321:
Se atè l donnen.
Se
hl
atè
to.ground
l
3sg
donnen.
give
It is to the ground that she gives (fruit).
French: C'est à terre qu'elle donne (du fruit).

Source: Fattier 2006b: 159

Confidence:
Very certain