Datapoint Reunion Creole/Comparative standard marking

Value 5: According to Cellier (1985: 99) the particle is optional.

Values

Particle marking Frequency: 70.0%

Example 54-97:
Lontan lavé kalité de fiy pli zoli ke band fiy koméla la, in!
Lontan
formerly
lave
have.pst
kalite
kind
of
fiy
girl
pli
more
zoli
pretty
than
bann
pl
fiy
girl
komela
now
la,
dem
en!
interj
Formerly, there was a kind of girls prettier than the girls of today, [don't you think so]!
French: Autrefois il y avait une espèce de filles plus jolies que les filles d'aujourd'hui, hein!

Source: Barat et al. 1977: 56

Example 54-98:
Vi voi, la fam lété pli intélizan ke li!
Vi
2sg.fin
vwa,
see
la
def
fanm
woman
lete
cop.pst
pli
more
entelizan
intelligent
than
li!
3sg
You see, the woman was more intelligent than him!
French: Tu vois, la femme était plus intelligente que lui!

Source: Barat et al. 1977: 25

Confidence:
Certain

Standard is not overtly marked Frequency: 30.0%

Example 54-96:
Mon bra lé plu gran sat in gran pèrsone.
Mon
poss.1sg
bra
arm
le
cop.prs
plu
more
gran
big
sat
that
en
indf
gran
big
personn.
person
My arm is bigger than that of an adult.
French: Mon bras est plus grand que celui d'une grande personne.

Source: Cellier 1982: 63

Confidence:
Certain