Value Ability verb also expresses epistemic possibility

Language:
Sranan
Parameter:
Ability verb and epistemic possibility
References
Winford 1997: 92

Examples

  1. Den kan e wakti unu na oso.
    Den
    3pl
    kan
    can
    e
    ipfv
    wakti
    wait
    unu
    1pl
    na
    loc
    oso.
    house
    They may be awaiting us at home.

    See Winford 1997: 92

  2. A kan de taki Jan ben sribi kaba.
    A
    3sg
    kan
    can
    de
    cop
    taki
    comp
    Jan
    John
    ben
    pst
    sribi
    sleep
    kaba.
    already
    It’s possible that John was already asleep.

    See Winford 1997: 94

  3. Mi kan go na+a dansi bika(si) mi abi moni.
    Mi kan go na+a dansi bika(si) mi abi moni.
    1sg can go loc the.sg dance because 1sg have money
    I can go to the dance because I have money.