Datapoint Papiamentu/Expletive subject in ‘seem’ constructions

Note that parse is also used to mean 'resemble', with a lexical subject.

Values

An expletive subject is not used

Example 47-127:
[...] nos por nota ku último tempu aki parse ku violensia a oumentá hopi.
[...]
[...]
nos
1pl
por
can
nota
note
ku
comp
último
last
tempu
time
aki
dem.prox
parse
seems
ku
comp
violensia
violence
a
pfv
oumentá
increase
hopi.
much
[...] we can see that, recently, [it] seems that violence has increased a lot.

Source: Extra: 10 August 2004, p.3

Example 47-128:
Ta pusibel.
Ta
cop
pusibel.
possible
It is possible.

Source: Birmingham 1970: 62

Example 47-129:
No ta importá.
No
neg
ta
tns
importá.
be.important
It does not matter.

Source: Birmingham 1970: 80

Confidence:
Very certain