Value Identity

Language:
Haitian Creole
Parameter:
Existential verb and transitive possession verb
References
DeGraff 2007: 115

Examples

  1. Gen manje sou tab la.
    Gen
    have
    manje
    food
    sou
    on
    tab
    table
    la.
    def
    There is food on the table.
    French: Il y a de la nourriture sur la table.

    See DeGraff 2007: 115

  2. Mari gen kouraj.
    Mari
    Mary
    gen
    have
    kouraj.
    courage
    Mary has courage.
    French: Marie a du courage.

    See DeGraff 2007: 115

  3. Ki sa ou genyen?
    Ki
    which
    sa
    that
    ou
    2sg
    genyen?
    have
    What do you have?
    French: Qu’est-ce que tu as?