Datapoint Haitian Creole/Raining constructions

Values

Rain falls Frequency: 50.0%

Example 49-190:
Lapli a pral tonbe talè.
Lapli
rain
a
def
pral
fut.go
tonbe
fall
talè.
soon
It will rain very soon.
French: La pluie va tomber tout à l'heure.

Source: Fattier 1998: vol. 6, p. 145

Example 49-193:
Lapli deklare.
Lapli
rain
deklare.
start
It has started to rain.
French: Il a commencé à pleuvoir.

Source: Valdman et al. 2007: 412

Example 49-195:
A monchè jodi a lapli a ap tonbe menm!
A
oh
monchè
friend
jodi
today
a
def
lapli
rain
a
def
ap
inacc
tonbe
fall
menm!
even
My friend, it will surely rain today.
French: Ah mon cher c'est sûr aujourd'hui il va pleuvoir!

Source: Fattier 1998: vol. 6, p. 145

Example 49-196:
Lapli a pare.
Lapli
rain
a
def
pare.
get.ready
The rain is getting ready to fall.
French: La pluie se prépare à tomber.

Source: Fattier 1998: vol. 6, p. 145

Confidence:
Very certain

It rains Frequency: 50.0%

Example 49-189:
Petèt i ka fè lapli.
Petèt
maybe
i
it
ka
can
make
lapli.
rain
It is possible that it will rain.
French: Peut-être qu'il peut pleuvoir.

Source: Fattier 1998: vol. 6, p. 145

Example 49-192:
M si i ka ba on lapli jodi a.
M
1sg
si
sure
i
3sg
ka
can
ba
give
on
indf
lapli
rain
jodi
today
a.
def
I am sure it can rain today.
French: Je suis sûr(e) qu'il peut pleuvoir aujourd'hui.

Source: Fattier 1998: vol. 6, p. 2063

Example 49-194:
Genlè i pral fè lapli.
Genlè
seem
i
3sg
pral
prog.go
make
lapli.
rain
It looks like it is going to rain.
French: On dirait qu'il va pleuvoir.

Source: Fattier 1998: vol. 6, p. 145

Confidence:
Very certain