When the pronoun precedes a verb, it is the subject.
When it follows a verb, it is the direct object.
When two pronouns follow a verb, the first is the indirect object and the second is the direct
When the pronoun precedes a noun, it is the possessive adjective.
For the subject of a verb, you usually use the abbreviated form.
For the subject of an adjective or linking verb, use the full form.
For the object of the verb, hyphenate the full form to the end of the verb. For mo use
his, hers, its
Se mo liv. = It's my book. Se motchen. = It's mine. Se li chwal. = It's his horse. Se sotchen. = It's his.
here to see the complete
a Louisiana Creole verb.There should be no irregular verbs.
The linking verbs se / yè connects two nouns in a
"to be" statement. Se is not
needed if there is
a noun and an adjective. Yè is used for emphasis.
See below for details.
Types of Sentences. A. To be sentences with a noun and verbal adjective. Mo la. = I am tired. Yè en marchè. = They are at the market.
In this sentence, you may still use the verb particles even though the verb is understood (or
B. To be sentences with sè.
Use se if
1. predicate is a noun (it is a ...) John se en jadinye. = John is a gardener.
2. subject is ki sa (that) Ki sa se bon. = That is good.
3. predicate is non-inherent adjective/noun
4. emphatic statements with yè Se kreyol mo yè.
= I am Cajun
move predicate to second position with subject in third
and add yè
C. To be sentence without the subject noun. Se en lameson. = It's a house.
D. Transitive sentences.
These follow the "subject - verb - indirect object - direct object" format. Vou a wa en gro bato. = You will see a big boat. Li mont nom yè liv la. = She showed the men the book.( or the book
to the children). Li mont yè liv la.= He showed them the book. Li mont yè li. = He showed it to them.
E. Transitive/ Intransitive sentence.
Contains a noun phrase subject, a predicate containing an
intransitive verb, and, sometimes,
one or more adverbials. Li vini jordi. = He came today. Anita desann Nouvo Olean. = Anita is going down to ew Orleans.
For To (..Do) Phrases
Use pou, for. Mo gen tann pou fe sila.
I have time to do this. (pou = for to...)
For (that) relative make two sentences
or add ke between the sentences
Li di li ke li pral. = He told him that he's going.
For the meaning "that which"or "what", you the same format
and ki sa in place of
ke Li di li ki sa li we. = He said what he knows
In if/then statements the if part uses tè
the then part uses ta
Si mo tè konnen ki sa, mo pa ta fe li. = If I had known that, I would not have done