Datapoint Louisiana Creole (old texts)/Expletive subject of existential verb

Values

An expletive subject is not used

Example 53-245:
Na pa arien pou manzé dan cabanne.
Na
there.is
pa
neg
arien
nothing
pou
for
manzé
eat
dan
in
cabanne.
cabin
There is nothing to eat in the cabin.

Source: Neumann-Holzschuh 1987: 21

Example 53-247:
Yavé eune foi eune madam.
Yavé
there.was
eune
art.indf
foi
time
eune
art.indf
madam.
lady
Once upon a time there was a lady.

Source: Neumann-Holzschuh 1987: 21

Example 53-248:
Yan pis la pioche.
Yan
there.is
pis
no.more
la
art.def
pioche.
hoe
There is no hoe any more.

Source: Neumann-Holzschuh 1987: 21

Example 53-249:
Ala ain bourrique.
Ala
there.is
ain
art.indf
bourrique.
donkey
There is a donkey.

Source: Neumann-Holzschuh 1987: 21

Confidence:
Very certain