"expected unqualified-id before '.' token" error for DHT11

Any idea of why I am getting this error?

#include <DHT.h>
#include <Adafruit_Sensor.h>
#include <Wire.h>
#include <LiquidCrystal_I2C.h> 
LiquidCrystal_I2C lcd(0x3F,16,2); // set the LCD address to 0x27 for a 16 chars and 2 line display
char array[]="8" ;



void setup() { 
  
  lcd.init(); // initialize the lcd  // Print a message to the LCD. 
  lcd.backlight(); 
  lcd.print("Illuminati");
  lcd.setCursor(0,1);
  lcd.print("Confirmed");
 
  Serial.begin(9600);
  delay(500);//Delay to let system boot
  Serial.println("DHT11 Humidity & temperature Sensor\n\n");
  delay(1000);//Wait before accessing Sensor
  }
  void loop() {
  for (int positionCounter = 0; positionCounter < 13; positionCounter++) {
  
    lcd.scrollDisplayLeft();
    delay(200);




    DHT.read11(dht_apin);
    
    Serial.print("Current humidity = ");
    Serial.print(DHT.humidity);
    Serial.print("%  ");
    Serial.print("temperature = ");
    Serial.print(DHT.temperature); 
    Serial.println("C  ");
    
    delay(5000);//Wait 5 seconds before accessing sensor again.
  }
  
  
  }

Please post the entire error message. There is important information in the message that you left out. Like the line number and character position of where the compiler thinks the error is (not necessarily where the error actually is).

char array[]="8" ;

A one character array?