Value Experiencer is subject, 'fear' is verbal

Language:
Haitian Creole
Parameter:
Experiencer constructions with ‘fear’
References
Fattier 2001: 73

Examples

  1. Madigra m pa pè w, se moun ou ye!
    Madigra
    Mardi.Gras
    m
    1sg
    pa
    neg
    fear
    w,
    2sg
    se
    SE
    moun
    person
    ou
    2sg
    ye!
    pro
    Mardi-Gras, I'm not afraid of you, you are a person!
    French: Mardi-Gras je n'ai pas peur de toi, tu es une personne!

    See Fattier 2001: 73

  2. Li pè mache pou kont li.
    Li
    3sg
    fear
    mache
    walk
    pou
    alone
    kont
    alone
    li.
    3sg.poss
    He/She is afraid of walking alone.
    French: Il/Elle a peur de marcher seul(e).
  3. Li pè kou chat lè l tande tire a.
    Li
    3sg
    fear
    kou
    like
    chat
    cat
    when
    l
    3sg
    tande
    hear
    tire
    shot
    a.
    def
    She/He was frightened to death when she/he heard the shot.
    French: Elle/Il a eu une peur bleue quand elle/il a entendu le coup de feu.

    See Valdman et al. 2007: 544