Value Identity

Language:
Belizean Creole
Parameter:
Existential verb and transitive possession verb
References
Escure 2004

Examples

  1. Yu had di djadj yu had dis seym gavmɛn laya.
    Yu
    2sg
    had
    had
    di
    the
    djadj
    judge
    yu
    2sg
    had
    had
    dis
    this
    seym
    same
    gavmɛn
    government
    laya.
    lawyer
    There was the judge, and there was that government lawyer.

    See Escure's 1992 materials

  2. Anansi neva had no layt.
    Anansi
    Anansi
    neva
    ant.neg
    had
    had
    no
    no
    layt.
    light
    Anansi did not have any light.

    See Escure 2004: CD

  3. Bra fayaflay im gat layt bra anansi no gat no layt.
    Bra
    Brother
    fayaflay
    Firefly
    im
    3sg
    gat
    got
    layt
    light
    bra
    Brother
    anansi
    Anansi
    no
    neg
    gat
    got
    no
    neg
    layt.
    light
    Brother Firefly had a light, but Brother Anansi didn't have any light.

    See Escure 2004: CD

  4. Ga li aystaz we grow pan dem.
    Ga
    got
    li
    little
    aystaz
    oysters
    we
    rel
    grow
    grow
    pan
    upon
    dem.
    them
    There are small oysters that grow on them.

    See Escure 2004: 540