Datapoint Belizean Creole/Syllable onsets

Value 3 is rare and only for the /str/ and /spr/ clusters; /skr/ is reduced to [kr] (Example 44).

Values

Onsets may be complex

Example 9-208:
Yu strayk dem wid a haapun.
Yu
2sg
strayk
strike
dem
3pl
wid
with
a
a
haapun.
harpoon
You strike them with a harpoon.

Source: Escure 1997: 49

Example 9-209:
Dey wan sok di sprat til dey dɛd.
Dey
3pl
wan
fut
sok
suck
di
the
sprat
sprat
til
till
dey
3pl
dɛd.
dead
They (manta rays) will suck on the sprat (fish) until they die.

Source: Escure's 1985 materials

Example 9-44:
Yu hia samtn̩ de krich krich ina mangru.
Yu
you
hia
hear
samtn̩
something
de
prog
krich
screech
krich
screech
ina
in
mangru.
mangrove
You hear a screeching noise in the mangrove.

Source: Escure 1983a: 34

Confidence:
Certain