Value Experiencer is subject, 'fear' is non-verbal

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago
Parameter:
Experiencer constructions with ‘fear’
References
Lang 2002: s.v. médu

Examples

  1. Kábra Gazéla fase m' el sta ku médu. Nhu Lobu fla-l: "Nha ka ten ki ten médu!"
    Kábra
    goat
    Gazéla
    Gazéla
    fase
    make
    m=el=sta
    comp=3sg=be
    ku=médu.
    with=fear
    Nhu=Lobu
    mister=Lobu
    fla=l:
    tell=3sg
    "Nha=ka=ten
    2sg.pol.f=neg=have
    ki=ten
    to=have
    médu!"
    fear
    Goat Gazéla pretended to be frightened. Mister Lobu said to her: "You don't have to be afraid!"
    German: Die Ziege Gazéla tat so, als ob sie Angst hätte. Herr Lobu sagte zu ihr: "Sie müssen keine Angst haben!"

    See da Silva 1987: 343

  2. [...], rapás da médu, [...].
    [...],
    [...]
    rapás
    boy
    da
    give
    médu,
    fear
    [...].
    [...]
    [...], the boy became scared, [...].

    See da Silva 1987: 207

  3. [...] si bu ka ta xinti médu, N ta lebá-u.
    [...]
    [...]
    si=bu=ka=ta=xinti
    if=2sg=neg=ipfv=feel
    médu,
    fear
    N=ta=lebá=u.
    1sg=ipfv=take.with=2sg
    [...] if you aren’t afraid, I’ll take you with me.

    See da Silva 1987: 304