Value An expletive subject is not used

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

Examples

  1. Genlè ou malad?
    Genlè
    seem
    ou
    2sg
    malad?
    sick
    It seems you're sick?
    French: On dirait que tu es malade? OR: Tu as l'air malade?

    See Valdman et al. 2007: 267

  2. Sanble l malad wi!
    Sanble
    seem
    l
    3sg
    malad
    sick
    wi!
    yes
    Apparently he/she is really sick !
    French: On dirait qu'il/elle est vraiment malade! OR: Il semble qu'il/elle soit vraiment malade!

    See Valdman et al. 2007: 650