Value An expletive subject is not used

Language:
Berbice Dutch
Parameter:
Expletive subject of existential verb
References
Kouwenberg 1994a: 120-126, 178-180; Kouwenberg 2007b: 41, 42

Examples

  1. lom kɛn jɛndə idri plɛkɛ
    lombo
    bad
    kɛnɛ
    person
    jɛn-da
    be-there
    idri
    every
    plɛkɛ
    place
    Bad people are everywhere. OR: There are bad people everywhere.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 121

  2. helpu forda ka
    helpu
    help
    furi-da
    not.be-there
    ka
    neg
    There was no help.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 125

  3. ha en kɛnau ka
    habu
    have
    en
    one
    kɛnɛ
    person
    nau
    now
    ka
    neg
    There is nobody now.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 180

  4. di banabu ondro ha fluru
    di
    the
    banabu
    shelter
    ondro
    under
    habu
    have
    fluru
    floor
    There was a floor under the shelter.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 608