Datapoint Haitian Creole/Uses of the habitual marker

As the example Bouki vann chat 'Bouki sells cats' from DeGraff (2007: 103) shows, the habitual can be expressed with the help of a bare verb. There is thus a possible generic interpretation of bare NP complements.

Values

Only habitual function

Example 49-137:
Kòlbè konn vann liv bò isi a.
Kòlbè
Kòlbè
konn
hab
vann
sell
liv
book
around
isi
here
a.
def
Kolbe usually sells books around here.
French: Colbert a l'habitude de vendre des livres près d'ici.

Source: DeGraff 2007: 106

Example 49-138:
Malè konn rive.
Malè
misfortune
konn
hab
rive.
arrive
Sometimes a misfortune can happen.
French: Il arrive parfois que le malheur frappe.

Source: Valdman et al. 2007: 364

Confidence:
Very certain