Value Ability verb also expresses epistemic possibility

Language:
Guyanais
Parameter:
Ability verb and epistemic possibility
References
Kriegel et al. 2003; Pfänder 2000: 146

Examples

  1. i pouvé ka ékri roun bon liv
    i
    he
    pouvé
    can
    ka
    prog
    ékri
    write
    roun
    a
    bon
    good
    liv
    book
    He might be able to write a good book.

    See Pfänder 2000: 146

  2. es to pouvé chanté lamenm?
    es
    q
    to
    you
    pouvé
    can
    chanté
    sing
    lamenm?
    now
    Are you able to sing (right) now?