Value An expletive subject is not used

Language:
Bahamian Creole
Parameter:
Expletive subject of existential verb

Examples

  1. The people was nice, and everything. You going 'round, they used to treat you good. Had nice people - I get nice girlfriends and thing.
    Had
    have.pst.exist
    nice
    nice
    people
    people
    -
     
    I
    1sg.sbj
    get
    get.pst.poss
    nice
    nice
    girlfriends
    girlfriend.pl
    [...]
    [...]
    [The people were nice and everything. You went around - they used to treat you well.] There were nice people there - I had nice girlfriends [and [every]thing.]
  2. [Turtle, is there much turtle now?] No, don’t have turtle round.
    [...]
    [...]
    don’t
    neg
    have
    have
    turtle
    turtle
    round.
    around
    [Are there many turtles here now?] No, there aren’t any turtles here.

    See Holm & Shilling 1982: 145

  3. Only be three live here, my husband and just that little grand.
    Only
    only
    be
    cop.inf
    three
    three
    live
    live
    here
    here
    [...]
    [...]
    There are only three (people) living here, [my husband (and me) and that little grandchild].

    See Holm & Shilling 1982: 148