Value An expletive subject is used

Language:
Haitian Creole
Parameter:
Expletive subject in ‘seem’ constructions

Examples

  1. Li sanble l gen yon pwoblem.
    Li
    3sg
    sanble
    seem
    l
    3sg
    gen
    have
    yon
    def
    pwoblem.
    problem
    He seems to have a problem.
    French: Il semble avoir un problème.

    See Valdman et al. 1996: 308

  2. Li sanble l p ap vini ankò.
    Li
    3sg
    sanble
    seem
    l
    3sg
    p
    neg
    ap
    inacc
    vini
    come
    ankò.
    again
    It seems he isn't coming anymore.
    French: Il semble qu'il ne viendra plus.

    See Valdman et al. 2007: 650