Datapoint Negerhollands/Expletive subject of existential verb

Values

An expletive subject is used Frequency: 70.0%

Example 27-80:
Ēen tid di a ha ēn frou.
Ēen
art.indf
tid
time
di
det
a
pst
ha
have
ēn
art.indf
frou.
woman
Once upon a time there was a woman.

Source: De Josselin de Jong 1926: 22

Confidence:
Very certain

An expletive subject is not used Frequency: 30.0%

Example 27-79:
Ha gout apl bō di.
Ha
have
gout
gold
apl
apple
bō
on
di.
det
There are golden apples on it. / It has golden apples.

Source: De Josselin de Jong 1926: 23

Confidence:
Very certain