Datapoint Seychelles Creole/Order of possessor and possessum

The Possessor-Possessum constructions may look like left-dislocations. But the fact that one can get them in subordinated clauses is evidence in favour of a full-fledged possessive construction:

Mon krwar ki lekol son bann laport fodre penn.
1SG think COMP school 3SG.POSS PL door must paint
'I think that all the school doors have to be painted.'

It may be, nevertheless, that this construction type is somehow restricted to the subject position, but more research is needed here.

Values

Possessum-possessor Frequency: 70.0%

Example 56-7:
Bann laport lekol fodre penn.
Bann
pl
laport
door
lekol
school
fodre
must
penn.
paint
The school doors have to be painted.
Example 56-4:
lakaz Marcel
lakaz
house
Marcel
Marcel
Marcel's house
Confidence:
Very certain

Possessor-possessum Frequency: 30.0%

Example 56-8:
sa madanm son lakaz
sa
det
madanm
woman
son
3sg.poss
lakaz
house
the woman's house
Example 56-6:
Marcel son lakaz
Marcel
Marcel
son
poss.3sg
lakaz
house
Marcel's house
Example 56-5:
Soungoula son vant
Soungoula
Soungoula
son
poss.3sg
vant
belly
Soungoula's belly

Source: Bollée 1977: 42, 100

Example 56-9:
Lekol son bann laport fodre penn.
Lekol
school
son
3sg.poss
bann
pl
laport
door
fodre
must
penn.
paint
All the school doors have to be painted.
Example 56-10:
Mon krwar ki lekol son bann laport fodre penn.
Mon
1sg
krwar
think
ki
comp
lekol
school
son
3sg.poss
bann
pl
laport
door
fodre
must
penn.
paint
I think that all the school doors have to be painted.
Example 56-11:
La marto son de lizye i lo son laloup.
La
there
marto
hammerhead.shark
son
3sg.poss
de
two
lizye
eye
i
pm
lo
on
son
3sg.poss
laloup.
extension
There, the eyes of the hammerhead shark are on the tips of the extensions of his head.
French: Le marteau, ses yeux sont sur sa loupe. (Bollée & Rosalie 1994: 225)

Source: Bollée & Rosalie 1994: 224

Confidence:
Very certain