Value Before the verb

Language:
Bahamian Creole
Parameter:
Position of standard negation

Examples

  1. Stone at sea bottom no know sun hot.
    Stone
    stone[pl]
    at
    at
    sea
    sea
    bottom
    bottom
    no
    neg
    know
    know
    sun
    sun
    hot.
    hot
    The rocks at the bottom of the sea don’t know that the sun is hot.

    See Holm & Shilling 1982: 143

  2. I ain't - I ain't exactly know what kind of work he used to do, but I think he used to work over there. But he retire.
    I
    1sg.sbj
    ain't
    neg
    -
     
    I
    1sg.sbj
    ain't
    neg
    exactly
    exactly
    know
    know
    [...].
    [...]
    I don’t exactly know [what kind of work he used to do] [...].