Datapoint Kriol/Existential verb and transitive possession verb

The verb for 'have', got~gotim~garram, is also used as existential verb. (But see also Feature 77 "Predicative possession" for additional comments).

Values

Identity

Example 25-261:
I gotim big gata maitbi theya, thetsaid.
I
3sg
got-im
have-tr
big
big
gata
gutter
maitbi
maybe
theya,
there
thet-said.
dem-side
Maybe there is a big gutter, on that side.
Example 25-284:
Binji pat rait, im klinwan, ani i gotim mardba langa bekbon said.
Binji
belly
pat
part
rait,
right
im
3sg
klin-wan,
clean-adj
ani
only/but
i
3sg
got-im
have-tr
mardba
spike
langa
loc
bekbon
back
said.
side
The belly is all right, it's clean, but it has spikes on the back.
Example 25-93:
Hi got rul yet, mai matha.
Hi
3sg
got
have
rul
rule
yet,
yet/still
mai
1sg.poss
matha.
mother
She still keeps the traditions, my mother.
Example 25-170:
I got wan mo geit tharrei.
I
3sg
got
have
wan
one
mo
more
geit
gate
tharr-ei.
dist-dir
There is one more gate over there.
Example 25-239:
Wal dudei wi laki, yu no. Wi garrim faiya.
Wal
well
dudei
today
wi
1pl
laki,
lucky
yu
2sg
no.
know
Wi
1pl
garr-im
have-tr
faiya.
fire
Well today we're lucky, you know. We have fire.

Source: Sandefur & Sandefur 1982: 61

Confidence:
Certain