Datapoint Belizean Creole/Focusing of the noun phrase

Values

Cleft with copula after focus Frequency: 50.0%

Example 9-192:
Habat da me di kapn.
Habat
Herbert
da
foc
me
ant
di
the
kapn.
captain
Herbert was the captain. OR: It was Herbert who was the captain.

Source: Escure 1993a: 237

Confidence:
Certain

Cleft with copula before focus Frequency: 50.0%

Example 9-193:
Da ʃɛl haya di bowt fra djimi.
Da
foc
ʃɛl
Shell
haya
hire
di
the
bowt
boat
fra
from
djimi.
Jimmy
It's Shell that rented Jimmy's boat.

Source: Escure 1993a: 234

Example 9-194:
Da im mek a da tatabuhende mek yu get ʧap.
Da
foc
im
him
mek
make
a
it
da
foc
tatabuhende
Tatabuhende
mek
make
yu
you
get
get
ʧap.
chop
It's him who does it, it's Tatabuhende who causes you to get hurt.

Source: Escure 1983a: 42

Confidence:
Certain