Example 49-255

Plant sa a solid, ou gen fòs, rale l nan tè a pou mwen.
Plant
plant
sa
dem
a
sg
solid,
solid
ou
2sg
gen
have
fòs,
strength
rale
take.out
l
3sg
nan
in
ground
a
def
pou
for
mwen.
1sg
This plant is solid, you're strong; pull it out of the ground for me.
French: Cette plante est solide, tu es fort, arrache-la du sol pour moi.
Comment:
Kouman pèp la ap fè sot nan twou sa a anba granmanjè sa yo? 'How will the masses get out of that predicament brought upon them by the profiteers?', in Valdman (dir.) (1987: 730). This example illustrates the metaphorical use of twou.
Type:
elicited from speaker
Source:
Valdman et al. 2007: 609