Datapoint Afrikaans/Experiencer constructions with ‘fear’

Values

Experiencer is subject, 'fear' is non-verbal Frequency: 60.0%

Example 29-133:
Ek is bang.
Ek
1sg.nom
is
be
bang.
afraid
I am afraid.
Example 29-138:
Hulle raak hoendervleis.
Hulle
3pl.nom
raak
touch
hoender-vleis.
chicken-meat
They get goosebumps.

Source: Ponelis 1993: 485

Example 29-139:
Ek kry hartseer.
Ek
1sg.nom
kry
get
hart-seer.
heart-sore
I am sad.
Example 29-140:
Hy het vreeslik spyt daaroor.
Hy
3sg.m.nom
het
have
vreeslik
terribly
spyt
regret
daar-oor.
there-over
He is terribly sorry about it/that.
Example 29-141:
Ek het groot geskrik.
Ek
1sg.nom
het
pst
groot
big
geskrik.
ptcp.frightened
I had a big fright.
Example 29-137:
Ek beskyt my (van vrees).
Ek
1sg.nom
be-skyt
be-shit
my
1sg.obl
(van
(of
vrees).
fear)
I shit myself (with fear).
Confidence:
Very certain

'Fear' is subject, experiencer is object Frequency: 20.0%

Example 29-134:
Vrees pak my (beet).
Vrees
fear
pak
grab
my
1sg.obl
(beet).
(hold)
Fear grabs hold of me.
Example 29-135:
Vrees oorval my. — Die woede oorstroom my.
Vrees
fear
oor-val
over-fall
my.
1sg.obl
 
Die
def.art
woede
rage
oor-stroom
over-stream
my.
1sg.obl
Fear overcomes me. — Rage floods over me.
Confidence:
Very certain

Body-part is subject Frequency: 20.0%

Example 29-136:
My hart sidder.
My
1sg.poss
hart
heart
sidder.
shudder
My heart shudders.
Confidence:
Very certain