Datapoint Hawai‘i Creole/Existential verb and transitive possession verb

Values

Identity

Example 26-76:
luk laɪk ju gɛt inʤɛn
luk
look
laɪk
like
ju
2sg
gɛt
have
inʤɛn
Indian
It looks like you've got Indian (blood in you).
Example 26-78:
gɛʔ big kaɪn ʃaks
gɛʔ
exist
big
big
kaɪn
kind
ʃak-s
shark-pl
There are big sharks (here).

Source: Velupillai 2003a: 163

Example 26-22:
haʊ æl go ji tiŋ hi gɛt ʧans?
haʊ
how
æl
Al
go
Gore
ji
2sg
tiŋ
think
hi
3sg
gɛt
poss
ʧans?
chance
How about Al Gore, you think he has a chance?

Source: Velupillai 2003a: 58

Confidence:
Very certain