Datapoint Belizean Creole/Order of demonstrative and noun

Demonstratives are derived from English demonstratives (that > da; this > dis (in mesolects).

Values

Demonstrative word precedes noun

Example 9-11:
Da bich dɛ bad da bway.
Da
that
bich
bitch
there
bad
bad
da
that
bway.
boy
That guy is very good. OR: That son of a bitch, he is good, that boy really is (emphatic sentence).

Source: Escure 1993a: 237

Example 9-12:
Dey luk fu dem kwaat badl.
Dey
they
luk
look
fu
for
dem
them
kwaat
quart
badl.
bottle
They look for those quart bottles.

Source: Escure 1983a: 36

Example 9-13:
sam a dem bway
sam
some
a
of
dem
them
bway
boy
some of these boys

Source: Escure 1983a: 36

Example 9-14:
mos a di ki dem
mos
most
a
of
di
the
ki
caye
dem
those
most of those cayes

Source: Escure 1983a: 36

Confidence:
Very certain