Datapoint Kriol/Experiencer constructions with ‘like’

Values

Experiencer is subject

Example 25-90:
Gardiya pein, im nomo laikim blekbala pein.
Gardiya
white.person
pein,
paint
im
3sg
nomo
neg
laik-im
like-tr
blekbala
Aboriginal.person
pein.
paint
White people’s paint, she doesn’t like Aboriginal people’s paint. (Talking about decorating artefacts).
Example 25-267:
Mi laikim gun!
Mi
1sg
laik-im
like-tr
gun!
contr
I like it!! (discussing bush food)
Example 25-268:
Jad sineik din rili laikim jad lilboi.
Jad
dem
sineik
snake
din
pst.neg
rili
really
laik-im
like-tr
jad
dem
lilboi.
little.boy
The snake didn't really like the little boy (but rather wanted to eat him).

Source: Brennan 1993: 18

Example 25-102:
Dubala bin nomo laigim bolorrimap langa mibala.
Dubala
3du
bin
pst
nomo
neg
laig-im
like-tr
bolor-im-ap
follow-tr-up
langa
loc
mibala.
1pl
The two didn't want to follow us.

Source: Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 63

Confidence:
Very certain