Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago/Existential verb and transitive possession verb

Only ten (the transitive possession verb for cases of 'essential possession'), not tene (the transitive possession verb for 'temporary possession') may be used as existential verb.

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Identity

Example 30-170:
Li ka ten lumi.
Li
here
ka=ten
neg=have
lumi.
fire
There is no fire around here.

Source: da Silva 1987: 129

Example 30-169:
Kel ómi la ten dinheru!
Kel=ómi
dem.sg=man
la
there
ten
have
dinheru.
money
That man is rich (lit. That man has money)!
German: Jener Mann hat [viel] Geld!

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. ten

Confidence:
Very certain