Datapoint Michif/Order of demonstrative and noun

Demonstratives are from Cree. They can follow or precede the noun, with different discourse functions. They are often combined with French definite articles. Demonstratives have animate and inanimate forms, and three levels of distance. Very few French demonstratives are used, in strongly fossilized forms, mostly with seasons.

Values

Demonstrative word follows noun Frequency: 50.0%

Example 75-24:
li liivr anima neetee
li
def.art.m
liivr
book
anima
that.inan
neetee
over.there.dist
that book over there

Source: Fleury 2007

Example 75-27:
la faem ana
la
def.art.f
faem
woman
ana
dem.interm.anim
that woman

Source: Fleury 2007

Confidence:
Certain

Demonstrative word precedes noun Frequency: 50.0%

Example 75-23:
uma li liivr
uma
this.inan
li
def.art.m
liivr
book
this book

Source: Fleury 2007

Example 75-26:
awa la fiy
awa
dem.prox.anim.
la
def.art.f
fiy
girl
this girl

Source: Bakker 1997: 109

Example 75-25:
staton
st-aton
dem-fall
this fall

Source: Bakker 1997: 109

Confidence:
Certain