Value Overlap

Language:
Berbice Dutch
Parameter:
Existential verb and transitive possession verb
References
Kouwenberg 1994a: 136

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. o hab en taumama danga
    o
    3sg
    habu
    have
    en
    one
    tau-mama
    snake-mother
    danga
    there
    There is a 'snakemother' there (i.e. a snake spirit).

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 608

  3. di wa da en man ha ʃi jɛrma
    di
    this
    wa
    pst
    da
    cop
    en
    one
    man
    man
    ha
    have
    ʃi
    3sg.poss
    jɛrma
    woman
    This was a man (who) had his wife (i.e. who was married).

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 377

  4. ha gati, en so en so
    habu
    have
    gati,
    hole
    en
    one
    so
    there
    en
    one
    so
    there
    There are holes, one here, one there.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 136