Value Passive without verbal coding

Language:
Belizean Creole
Parameter:
Passive constructions
References
Escure's 1992 materials

Examples

  1. Dat waz di onli man hu poniʃ.
    Dat
    that
    waz
    was
    di
    the
    onli
    only
    man
    man
    [hu
    [rel
    poniʃ
    punish
    _].
    _]
    That was the only man who was punished.

    See Escure 2004: CD

  2. A yuztu tiyʧ bay nɔn.
    A
    1sg
    yuztu
    used.to
    tiyʧ
    teach
    bay
    by
    nɔn.
    nun
    I used to attend a school where the teachers were nuns.

    See Escure's 1992 materials

  3. Da moni wan split ina tri.
    Da
    that
    moni
    money
    wan
    fut
    split
    split
    ina
    in
    tri.
    three
    That money will be split into three. OR: That money will be divided into three parts.

    See Escure's 1985 materials

  4. A disgos si dem.
    A
    1sg
    disgos
    disgust
    si
    see
    dem.
    3pl
    I am disgusted when I see them.

    See Escure's 1985 materials