Value Ability verb also expresses epistemic possibility

Language:
Belizean Creole
Parameter:
Ability verb and epistemic possibility
References
Escure 1983a

Examples

  1. I kuda me gɛt wan job da big krik.
    I
    3sg
    kuda
    could.have
    me
    ant
    gɛt
    get
    wan
    a
    job
    job
    da
    at
    big
    Big
    krik.
    Creek
    He could have got a job at Big Creek.

    See Escure 1997: 48

  2. I hia bowt wan ledi we ku kyu eni kaynda siknes.
    I
    3sg
    hia
    hear
    bowt
    about
    wan
    a
    ledi
    lady
    we
    rel
    ku
    can
    kyu
    cure
    eni
    any
    kaynda
    kind.of
    siknes.
    sickness
    He heard about a lady who could cure any kind of illness.

    See Escure 1983a: 50

  3. i ku kum tomoro
    i
    3sg
    ku
    can
    kum
    come
    tomoro
    tomorrow
    He might come tomorrow.