Datapoint Guadeloupean Creole/Order of adjective and noun

According to Bernabé (1983: 989–998) three cases can be distinguished:

• most adjectives can be placed only after the noun, like blé, wouj, blan, djok, kouyon ('blue, red, white, vigorous, stupid');

• some other adjectives can be placed only before the noun, like ti, gran, bel, gwo, jenn, vié ('little, tall, beautiful/nice, big/fat, young, old');

• and finally, a few adjectives can be placed both before or after the noun, like pov, maléré ('poor, unhappy/unlucky').

Values

Modifying adjective precedes noun Frequency: 50.0%

Example 50-5:
on bèl kaz
on
indf
bèl
beautiful
kaz
house
a beautiful house
Example 50-6:
on manman kaz
on
indf
manman
mother
kaz
house
a big house

Source: Bernabé 1983, vol. 3: 989

Confidence:
Very certain

Modifying adjective follows noun Frequency: 50.0%

Example 50-7:
on kaz sal
on
indf
kaz
house
sal
dirty
a dirty house
Confidence:
Very certain