Datapoint Louisiana Creole (geographical (Pointe Coupee))/Existential verb and transitive possession verb

Ena is used exclusively as an existential verb, whereas gen is used in both functions.

Values

Overlap

Example 53-299:
Enan le moun nwa la?
Enan
there.are
le
art.indf.pl
moun
person
nwa
black
la?
adv
Are there black people there?

Source: Klingler 2003: 307

Example 53-300:
Ena deu kalite biskwi. Ena enn ki epe, enna enn ki mens.
Ena
there.are
deu
two
kalite
kind
biskwi.
biscuit
Ena
there.is
enn
one
ki
rel
epe,
thick
enna
there.is
enn
one
ki
rel
mens.
thin
There are two kinds of biscuit. There's one that is thick, there's one that is thin.

Source: Klingler 2003: 307

Example 53-253:
Te konnen gen ti ti betay-ye on le fey koton-ye.
Te
pst
konnen
ipfv
gen
have
ti
little
ti
little
betay-ye
bug-pl
on
on
le
art.def.pl
fey
leaf
koton-ye.
cotton-pl
There used to be tiny little bugs on the cotton leaves.

Source: Klingler 2003: 309

Example 53-301:
Mo pa gen piti.
Mo
1sg
pa
neg
gen
have
piti.
child
I don't have children.

Source: Klingler 2003: 323

Confidence:
Very certain