Datapoint Bahamian Creole/'Tears'

Values

Monomorphemic Frequency: 70.0%

Example 12-268:
And sometime, he's look like he dead, and then only tears is be coming out my eye. You know, 'cause then that's my child.
And
and
sometime,
sometimes
he's
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look
look
like
like
he
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dead,
dead
and
and
then
then
only
only
tears
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is
hab
be
cop
coming
come.prog
out
out
my
my
eye.
eye[pl]
Sometimes he looks dead, and then I can't help crying.
Confidence:
Very certain

Bimorphemic Frequency: 30.0%

Example 12-267:
He stood and watch while the eye-water drain down her face.
[...]
[...]
while
while
the
art
eye-water
eye-water
drain
drain
down
down
[...].
[...]
[He stood and watched] while the tears ran down [her face].

Source: Holm & Shilling 1982: 71

Confidence:
Very certain