Value The complement subject is left implicit

Language:
Berbice Dutch
Parameter:
‘Want’ complement subjects
References
Kouwenberg 1994a: 32, 347-3536-5; Kouwenberg 2007b: 34

Examples

  1. o wa sukwa bif mɛt bɛri beki
    o
    3sg
    wa
    pst
    suku-a
    want-ipfv
    bifi
    talk
    mɛtɛ
    with
    bɛri
    Berry
    beki
    little
    She wanted to talk with Berry a little.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 348

  2. gavna ma suka fi nimi hosa ju kriktɛkɛ
    gavna
    Governor
    ma
    irr
    suku-a
    want-ipfv
    fi
    for
    nimi
    know
    hoso
    how
    so
    foc
    ju
    2sg
    kriki-tɛ
    get-pfv
    ɛkɛ
    1sg
    Governor will want to know how you got me.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 348