Datapoint Bahamian Creole/'Hand' and 'arm'

Hand means both 'hand' and 'arm'. Arm exists (as in Example 239) but might be restricted to more acrolectal speakers.

Values

Overlap

Example 12-269:
He can reach across the table because he has long hands.
He
3sg.m.sbj
can
mod.aux
reach
reach
across
across
the
art
table
table
because
because
he
3sg.m.sbj
has
have.3sg
long
long
hands.
arm.pl
He can reach across the table because he has long arms.

Source: Holm & Shilling 1982: 98

Example 12-270:
[...] he did fall out one tree, and he had this hand from here to here break, yeah, and then he had from here to here break. [No way - both arms?] And - yeah, the two hand [...].
[...]
[...]
he
3sg.m.sbj
had
have.pst
this
dem
hand
arm
from
from
here
here
to
to
here
here
break
break
[...].
[...]
[...] he had this arm broken from here to here [...] [yeah, both of his arms] [...].
Example 12-239:
I think that one his arm is broken.
I
1sg.sbj
think
think
that
comp
one
one
his
3sg.m.poss
arm
arm[pl]
is
cop
broken.
break.ptcp
I think that one of his arms is broken.
Example 12-271:
I had a Lifebuoy soap in my pocket, wrap up in a tissue. Yeah, to wash my hand when I finish.
[...]
[...]
to
to
wash
wash
my
my
hand
hand[pl]
when
when
I
I
finish.
finish
[I had a piece of soap in my pocket, wrapped up in tissue,] to wash my hands after I had finished.
Confidence:
Very certain