Datapoint Belizean Creole/Position of definite article in the noun phrase

The circumposed article in Example 20 (di net de) usually has emphatic value; de has lost its spatial function here.

Values

Definite article is preposed Frequency: 70.0%

Example 9-21:
di kapn
di
art.def
kapn
captain
the captain

Source: Escure 1993a: 237

Confidence:
Very certain

Definite article is circumposed Frequency: 30.0%

Example 9-20:
Wi me wan sum rowp fu tay op di nɛt dɛ.
Wi
1pl
me
ant
wan
want
sum
some
rowp
rope
fu
to
tay
tie
op
up
di
art.def
nɛt
net
dɛ.
loc/art.def
We wanted some rope to tie up that net.

Source: Escure 1983a: 34

Confidence:
Intermediate