Datapoint Guyanais/Focusing of the noun phrase

In Guyanais, a also is the phonetically reduced form of the postposed definite article and the second part of the pre- and postponed demonstrative (< la, probably from french ). The highlighter, however, is said to have an Arawak origin, see Pfänder (2000) and Hazaël-Massieux (1993) for details.

Values

Cleft with focus particle before focus

Example 52-107:
a Georges ki di mo sa bèt-a
a
hl
Georges
George
ki
rel
di
say
mo
me
sa
dem
bèt-a
thing-dem
It is George who told me that.
Confidence:
Very certain