Datapoint Bahamian Creole/Existential verb and transitive possession verb

As already indicated for Feature 64 "Expletive subject of existential verb", there are basically three types of existential sentences in Bahamian Creole English; they are described in Shilling (1978: 145–149): (1) get/got or have with a zero subject; (2) they get/got or have "where the anaphoric reference for they is vague“, and (3) a form of be, often also with a zero subject (or with it or there). Both get and have may also be employed in constructions indicating transitive possession (as in Examples 151 and 194); thus, there are two verbs meaning 'there is' and 'have' and another one which can only mean 'there is' (is).

Values

Overlap

Example 12-151:
The people was nice, and everything. You going 'round, they used to treat you good. Had nice people - I get nice girlfriends and thing.
Had
have.pst.exist
nice
nice
people
people
-
 
I
1sg.sbj
get
get.pst.poss
nice
nice
girlfriends
girlfriend.pl
[...]
[...]
[The people were nice and everything. You went around - they used to treat you well.] There were nice people there - I had nice girlfriends [and [every]thing.]
Example 12-192:
[Turtle, is there much turtle now?] – No, don’t have turtle round.
[...]
[...]
don’t
neg
have
have.exist
turtle
turtle
round.
around
[Are there many turtles here now?] – No, there aren’t any turtles here.

Source: Shilling 1978: 145

Example 12-193:
Andros people - some is talk bad, and they have a part in Andros name Lowe Sound, boy, they could talk bad.
[...]
[...]
they
3pl.sbj
have
have.exist
a
art
part
part
in
in
Andros
Andros
[...]
[...]
[...] there is a place in Andros [called Lowe Sound] [...]
Example 12-149:
It's - it's all kind of stories about the Shine [...].
it-'s
expl-cop[exist]
all
all
kind
kind
of
of
stories
stories
[...].
[...]
There are all kinds of stories [about the Shine] [...].
Example 12-150:
Or then if you want know more further, you could go 'round the House of 'Sembly [...] - not down the House of 'Sembly, but up Court, and - you see, they get plenty CID there, you could ax 'em - if they - just ax 'em.
[...]
[...]
they
expl
get
get[exist]
plenty
plenty
CID
CID
there
there
[...].
[...]
[Or then, if you wanted to know more, you could pass by the House of Assembly] [...], [at the Court,] there are many CIDs there, [you could ask them] [...].
Example 12-83:
Hey man, i’s like this: this is mines an’ you ain’t get none, so hands off.
[...]
[...]
this
dem
is
3sg.cop
mines
indp.poss
an’
and
you
2sg.sbj
ain’t
neg
get
get[exist]
none
none
[...].
[...]
[...] this is mine and you haven't got any [...].
Example 12-194:
I ain't have no money.
I
1sg.sbj
ain't
neg
have
have.poss
no
neg
money.
money
I don't have any money.
Confidence:
Intermediate