Datapoint Mauritian Creole/Comitatives and instrumentals

Mauritian Creole has three comitative/instrumental markers - avek, ek, ar - which are largely but not entirely interchangeable but any of the three could occur in Examples 123 and 124. See Baker (1996: 50–58) concerning the evolution and relative frequency of these forms.

Values

Identity

Example 55-124:
ki senla ki abit isi ek u?
ki
who
senla
that.one
ki
who
abit
live
isi
here
ek
with
u?
you
Who is living here with you?

Source: Kriegel 1996

Example 55-123:
li ti ekrir sa ar so plim
li
3sg
ti
pst
ekrir
write
sa
this
ar
with
so
poss
plim
pen
He wrote this with his pen.
Example 55-122:
e ki fer avek bagas?
e
and
ki
what
fer
do
avek
with
bagas?
bagasse
And what is done with the remains of sugar-cane?

Source: Kriegel 1996: 198

Confidence:
Very certain