Value Co-occurrence with predicate negation

Language:
Bahamian Creole
Parameter:
Negation and indefinite pronouns
References
Reaser & Torbert 2004: 400, 404

Examples

  1. People robbing people, you know, just like all kind of things. Ain't no - ain't nothing so special. Pettiness, you know.
    [...]
    [...]
    ain't
    neg
    nothing
    indf
    so
    so
    special.
    special
    [..] That’s nothing special.
  2. See, the government over the Bahamas then didn't know nothing, you know?
    [...]
    [...]
    the
    the
    government
    government
    over
    over
    the
    the
    Bahamas
    Bahamas
    then
    then
    didn't
    neg
    know
    know
    nothing
    indf
    [...].
    [...]
    [...] the Bahamian government (back) then, they didn’t know anything [...].
  3. Say ain't nobody who'll call theyself is fisherman can't swim.
    [...]
    [...]
    ain't
    neg
    nobody
    indf
    who'll
    who.fut
    call
    call
    theyself
    refl
    is
    cop
    fisherman
    fisherman
    can't
    mod.aux.neg
    swim.
    swim
    There isn’t anyone who would call himself a fisherman and be unable to swim.
  4. Well, see, after - the hurricane and - uh - it wasn't no vessel for us to move on, and it wasn't anything to do 'round home, you know?
    [...]
    [...]
    it
    3sg.n.sbj
    wasn't
    cop.pst.neg
    anything
    indf
    to
    to
    do
    do
    'round
    around
    home
    home
    [...].
    [...]
    [...] [after the hurricane, there wasn’t any vessel for us to move on,] and there wasn’t anything to do at home [...].
  5. Yeah, ain't nobody is bother me. Because they done know me, and I is be in the house all the time
    [...]
    [...]
    ain't
    neg
    nobody
    indf
    is
    hab
    bother
    bother
    me.
    me
    [...] there isn’t anyone who bothers me (around here). [Because they know me, and I’m always in the house.]