Datapoint Belizean Creole/Order of possessor and possessum

The possessum-possessor construction with for applies to animate as well as inanimate possessors, but the fi-construction occurs only with animate possessor.

Values

Possessum-possessor Frequency: 50.0%

Example 9-3:
Dog pa fi dem pap da wan big dog.
Dog
dog
pa
father
fi
for
dem
them
pap
pup
da
top
wan
a
big
big
dog.
dog
These puppies' father is a big dog.

Source: Escure 2004: 542

Example 9-4:
A waz soprayz wen dey tel mi di prays of sement.
A
I
waz
was
soprayz
surprised
wen
when
dey
they
tel
tell
mi
me
di
the
prays
price
of
of
sement.
cement
I was surprised when they told me the price of cement.

Source: Escure 1999: 178

Confidence:
Very certain

Possessor-possessum Frequency: 50.0%

Example 9-2:
di laya sista
di
the
laya
lawyer
sista
sister
the lawyer's sister

Source: Escure's 1992 materials

Confidence:
Very certain