Ok guys. So now you know enough vocabulary to begin building sentences. But we cannot do that without important sentence components, such as verbs, pronouns, adverbs, adjectives, demonstratives and so on.
Do not feel baffled or hesitant about grammar. It’s essential for communicating ideas effectively and accurately.
We’ll discuss pronouns and adjectives in this chapter. They will be broken up into classes.
CLASSE 1. Personal Pronouns
Mo /mow/ (I)
To /tow/ (You informal)
Vou /voo/ (You formal)
Li* /lee/ (He, She, It)
No, Nouzòt, Nou /now, noo-zawt, noo/ (We) (Used interchangeably)
Vou, Vouzòt, Zòt** /voo, voo-zawt, zawt/ (You plural, You all, Y’all) (Used interchangeably)
Yé /yay/ (They: masculine and feminine)
*Third person singular in Creole can also be used as “ça”. But is more commonly used as “li”.
**Zòt can also mean “they”. See next asterisk note.
Mokin, Mochin /mow kan, mowchan/ (Mine)
Tokin, Tochin /tow kan, towchan/ (Yours)
Sokin, Sochin /sow kan, sowchan/ (His, Hers, Theirs)
Nokin, Nochin /no kan, nochan/ (Ours)
Vokin, Vochin /vo kan, vochan/ (Yours plural)
Yékin, Yéchin /yay kan, yaychan/ (Theirs)
1. Nouzòt gin nochin shar. (We have our own car.)
2. Çé yékin poul. (Those are their hens.)
CLASSE 3. Demonstrative Pronouns
-çila /see lah/ (This)
çe /suh/; isit /ee seet/ (This) ––– before nouns
-ça, lá /sah, lah/ (That)
-çála /sah-lah/ (Those)
– ça-yé /sah yay/ (Those)
-lála /lah-lah/ (Those)
1. M’a vwayé li ce liv démin. (I’m going to send him this book tomorrow.)
2. To wa lavash-lála, çé yékin. (You see those cows overthere, those are theirs.)
CLASSE 1. Possessive Adjectives
Sô (His, Her, Their)
Nô, Nouzòt (Our)
Vô, Zòt (Your plural)
1. Ça, çé mô mamm. (That’s my mom.)
2. Ki t’ap fé avèk sô liv-yé? (What are you doing with her books?)