Datapoint Guyanais/Existential verb and transitive possession verb

The transitive possession verb ganyen is often reduced to gen; the existential verb is almost always reduced to gen.

Values

Identity

Example 52-83:
gen manjé asou tab-a
gen
there.is
manjé
food
asou
on
tab-a
table-art
There is (some) food on the table.
Example 52-82:
mo té ganyen trwa timoun
mo
I
pst
ganyen
have
trwa
three
timoun
children
I had three children.

Source: Jennings & Pfänder 2013+

Example 52-31:
yé gen roun liv; liv-ya
3pl
gen
have
roun
a
liv;
book
liv-ya
book-pl.def
They have a book. The books.
Confidence:
Very certain