Datapoint Berbice Dutch/Experiencer constructions with ‘headache’

Values

Body-part is subject

Example 28-114:
fan tit ɛkɛ tibi kɛko sɛrɛsɛra, ɛ das furgɛtɛ lombo
fan
from
titi
time
ɛkɛ
1sg
tibi
head
kɛkɛ
as.if
o
3sg
sɛrɛ-sɛrɛ-a,
hurt-hurt-ipfv
ɛkɛ
1sg
das
hab
furgɛtɛ
forget
lombo
intens
From the time I have been getting recurrent headaches, I have become forgetful.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 657

Example 28-115:
ɛk hafo sɛtɛ mɛto, bifibifi mɛto, frifrifu ʃi lefu, nununu di lefu wango sɛra
ɛkɛ
1sg
hafo
have.to
sɛtɛ
sit
mɛtɛ
with
o,
3sg
bifi-bifi
talk-talk
mɛtɛ
with
o,
3sg
frifu-frifu
rub-rub
ʃi
3sg.poss
lefu,
skin
nunu-nunu
pull-pull
di
the
lefu
skin
wanga
where
o
3sg
sɛrɛ-a
hurt-ipfv
I had to sit up with him, keep talking to him, keep rubbing his skin, keep pulling the skin where it hurt.

Source: Kouwenberg 2007b: 28

Confidence:
Very certain