Value Body-part is subject

Language:
Berbice Dutch
Parameter:
Experiencer constructions with ‘headache’

Examples

  1. fan tit ɛkɛ tibi kɛko sɛrɛsɛra, ɛ das furgɛtɛ lombo
    fan
    from
    titi
    time
    ɛkɛ
    1sg
    tibi
    head
    kɛkɛ
    as.if
    o
    3sg
    sɛrɛ-sɛrɛ-a,
    hurt-hurt-ipfv
    ɛkɛ
    1sg
    das
    hab
    furgɛtɛ
    forget
    lombo
    intens
    From the time I have been getting recurrent headaches, I have become forgetful.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 657

  2. ɛk hafo sɛtɛ mɛto, bifibifi mɛto, frifrifu ʃi lefu, nununu di lefu wango sɛra
    ɛkɛ
    1sg
    hafo
    have.to
    sɛtɛ
    sit
    mɛtɛ
    with
    o,
    3sg
    bifi-bifi
    talk-talk
    mɛtɛ
    with
    o,
    3sg
    frifu-frifu
    rub-rub
    ʃi
    3sg.poss
    lefu,
    skin
    nunu-nunu
    pull-pull
    di
    the
    lefu
    skin
    wanga
    where
    o
    3sg
    sɛrɛ-a
    hurt-ipfv
    I had to sit up with him, keep talking to him, keep rubbing his skin, keep pulling the skin where it hurt.

    See Kouwenberg 2007b: 28