Datapoint Haitian Creole/Experiencer constructions with ‘fear’

Values

Experiencer is subject, 'fear' is verbal Frequency: 70.0%

Example 49-207:
Madigra m pa pè w, se moun ou ye!
Madigra
Mardi.Gras
m
1sg
pa
neg
fear
w,
2sg
se
SE
moun
person
ou
2sg
ye!
pro
Mardi-Gras, I'm not afraid of you, you are a person!
French: Mardi-Gras je n'ai pas peur de toi, tu es une personne!

Source: Fattier 2001: 73

Example 49-208:
Li pè mache pou kont li.
Li
3sg
fear
mache
walk
pou
alone
kont
alone
li.
3sg.poss
He/She is afraid of walking alone.
French: Il/Elle a peur de marcher seul(e).
Example 49-209:
Li pè kou chat lè l tande tire a.
Li
3sg
fear
kou
like
chat
cat
when
l
3sg
tande
hear
tire
shot
a.
def
She/He was frightened to death when she/he heard the shot.
French: Elle/Il a eu une peur bleue quand elle/il a entendu le coup de feu.

Source: Valdman et al. 2007: 544

Confidence:
Very certain

Experiencer is subject, 'fear' is non-verbal Frequency: 30.0%

Example 49-210:
Misye gen laperèz.
Misye
3sg
gen
have
laperèz.
fear
He is afraid.
French: Il a peur.

Source: Valdman et al. 2007: 412

Confidence:
Very certain