Datapoint Cameroon Pidgin English/Ability verb and epistemic possibility

Values

Ability verb cannot express epistemic possibility

Example 18-75:
Ndikum no fit draif moto.
Ndikum
Ndikum
no
neg
fit
be.able
draif
drive
moto.
car
Ndikum cannot drive a car.

Source: Ayafor 2008: 439

Example 18-22:
Wi fit go sinima dis nait?
Wi
1pl.sbj
fit
be.able
go
go
sinima
cinema
dis
this
nait?
night
Could we go to the cinema tonight?

Source: Ayafor 2008: 439

Example 18-76:
'Dem 'fit 'giv 'yu 'som 'smol 'ting.
Dem
3pl.sbj
fit
be.able
gif
give
yu
2sg.obl
som
some
smol
small
tin.
thing
They can give you a small something.

Source: de Féral 1989: 133

Confidence:
Certain