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Monday, September 10, 2012

Hello, I reviewed the exercise on adjectives, is there any rule to make it easier to recall which adjectives typically go before the noun and which ones go after? Or is it just a matter of memorizing them?

The group of adjectives that come before a noun are few.
So, you could memorize the ones in that group.
I am posting this list here.  If anyone out there knows of any more Haitian Creole adjectives that's usually placed before a noun, please add them to the comment section and I'll bring them to this post.  Thanks
I'll be sure to add some more as I think of them.


all                            tout                                                      
any                         nenpòt                
bad                        move                    
big                          gwo                      
good                      bon                       
great                     gran                                                     
humongous        katafal                
last                         dènye                   
many                    anpil
old                          vye
other                     lòt
pretty                    bèl         
same                     menm
several                  plizyè
small                     ti (not, piti)
huge                      gwo
young                   jèn
some                     kèk


I've seen it stated generally holds true that the following categories come before the noun:

Size (Big, small, humongous)
Order (First, second, last)
Number (one, two, three, some, many, few, all)
Beauty (beautiful)
Age (young, old,)
Goodness (good, bad, great, evil)

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7 comments:

  1. I've seen it stated generally holds true that the following categories come before the noun:

    Size (Big, small, humongous)
    Order (First, second, last)
    Number (one, two, three, some, many, few, all)
    Beauty (beautiful)
    Age (young, old,)
    Goodness (good, bad, great, evil)

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    1. The only one in your list that doesn't fit any of those would be "menm"

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    2. Mèsi Shane. That's very helpful!
      Mwen wè ou fin bon nan Kreyòl la nèt papa :)
      Chapo ba!

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  2. NOUVO se yon adjektif ou kapab itilize anvan ak apre yon non.
    Pa egzanp ou kapab di:
    Mwen gen yon nouvo bebe.
    Li se yon nouvo manman.
    Li te entwodui yon nouvo prensip.

    Enpi ou kapab di tou:
    Se se yon bagay nouvo.

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  3. E adjectives MEYÈ ak PWOCHEN oubyen PWOCHÈN?

    eske yo di: Sa se meyè chwa a (that's the better choice)

    Yo konn di: pwochèn fwa (next time)
    Enpi yo konn di: mwa pwochen (next month)

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  4. Nouvo would fit in the "Age" category.
    Pwochen would fit in the "Order" category
    Meye would fit in the "Goodness" category

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