Value Ability verb cannot express epistemic possibility

Language:
Chinese Pidgin English
Parameter:
Ability verb and epistemic possibility
References
Tong 1862: IV.46; Tong 1862: IV.71

Examples

  1. 米哪(口件)希也
    My no can hear.
    My
    1sg
    no
    neg
    can
    can
    hear.
    hear
    I am deaf.

    See Tong 1862: IV.46

  2. 厚件米其未士得
    How can makee mistake?
    How
    how
    can
    can
    makee
    make
    mistake?
    mistake
    How can it be a mistake?

    See Tong 1862: IV.71