Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures Online
Hi fraiten tu getin.
He/she is frightened to get in. (i.e. He/she is frightened to put his/her hand into a hole to look for goanna out of fear of snakes.)
Variety: Spoken Victoria River, Older Generation, but acrolectal use of
as infinitive marker. This example illustrates an expression of fear.
translation in elicitation of other language
Experiencer constructions with ‘fear’: Experiencer is subject, 'fear' is non-verbal