Value No marking of patient NPs

Language:
Haitian Creole
Parameter:
Marking of patient noun phrases

Examples

  1. Larivyè a kraze pon an lè dlo a te monte.
    Larivyè
    river
    a
    def
    kraze
    demolish
    pon
    bridge
    an
    def
    when
    dlo
    water
    a
    def
    te
    ant
    monte.
    rise
    The river demolished the bridge when the water rose.
    French: La rivière a démoli le pont quand l’eau est montée.

    See Valdman et al. 2007: 313

  2. Ou pa kab manje mayi a.
    Ou
    2sg
    pa
    neg
    kab
    can
    manje
    eat
    mayi
    maize
    a.
    def
    You cannot eat the maize.
    French: Tu ne peux pas manger le maïs.

    See Fattier 1998: vol. 6, p. 111