Datapoint Nicaraguan Creole English/Existential verb and transitive possession verb

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Example 11-246:
Aktuali, Tasba hav a praimari skuul.
Aktuali,
actually
Tasba
Tasba
hav
have
a
art.indf
praimari
primary
skuul.
school
At present, there is a primary school in Tasbapauni.

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Example 11-247:
Deh hav plenti kou.
Deh
3pl
hav
have
plenti
plenty
kou.
cow
There are plenty cows in this neighbourhood.
Example 11-248:
Ih no gat no benefit.
Ih
3sg.n
no
neg
gat
get
no
neg
benefit.
benefit
There's no benefit to it.

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Example 11-244:
Ai hav chrii piknini.
Ai
1sg
hav
have
chrii
three
piknini.
child
I have three children.

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Example 11-245:
So wen unu gat unu piknini unu sit doun an [...].
So
so
wen
when
unu
2pl
gat
get
unu
2pl.poss
piknini
child
unu
2pl
sit
sit
doun
down
an
and
[...].
[...]
So when you have your own children, you sit down and [...].

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Confidence:
Very certain