Datapoint Bislama/Ability verb and epistemic possibility

Values

Ability verb cannot express epistemic possibility

Example 23-39:
yu no save shopping blong ol man wetem blong yu
yu
2sg
no
neg
save
can
shopping
shopping
blong
poss
ol
pl
man
man
wetem
with
blong
poss
yu
2sg
You can't do everyone else's shopping and yours.

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Example 23-93:
mebi woman blong hem i holem faev tausen
mebi
perhaps
woman
woman
blong
poss
hem
3sg
i
agr
holem
hold
faev
five
tausen
thousand
His girlfriend took something like five thousand (vatu = money).

Source: Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Confidence:
Very certain