Value Overlap

Language:
Creolese
Parameter:
Existential verb and transitive possession verb
References
Rickford 1987: 147, line 368 ; Rickford 1987: 218, line 1052 ; Rickford 1987: 147, lines 362-363

Examples

  1. mii granfaada bin gat plees a filisiti bilid
    mii
    1sg.poss
    granfaada
    grandfather
    bin
    ant
    gat
    have
    plees
    place
    a
    at
    filisiti
    Felicity
    bilid
    Village
    My grandfather had a place at Felicity Village.

    See Rickford 1987: 147, line 352

  2. jos de ii bin ga wan kookno chrii
    jos
    just
    de
    there
    ii
    3sg
    bin
    ant
    ga
    have
    wan
    a
    kookno
    coconut
    chrii
    tree
    Just there, there was a coconut tree.

    See Rickford 1987: 147, line 368

  3. luk dong so gat o chrii
    luk
    look
    dong
    down
    so
    so
    gat
    have
    o
    a
    chrii
    tree
    Look, there's a tree down so. OR: Look, there is a tree over there.

    See Rickford 1987: 218, line 1052

  4. wan manggoo chrii bin de rait a hed a di biling
    wan
    one
    manggoo
    mango
    chrii
    tree
    bin
    ant
    de
    exist
    rait
    right
    a
    at
    hed
    head
    a
    of
    di
    the
    biling
    building
    A big mango tree (that) was right in front of the building.

    See Rickford 1987: 148, lines 162-163