Datapoint Seychelles Creole/Expletive subject in ‘seem’ constructions

Values

An expletive subject is used Frequency: 50.0%

Example 56-122:
I pa paret ki Tom i la.
I
expl
pa
neg
paret
seem
ki
that
Tom
Tom
i
pm
la.
there.
It doesn't seem that Tom is there.
Example 56-125:
I pa ti paret ki Tom i la.
I
expl
pa
neg
ti
pst
paret
seem
ki
that
Tom
Tom
i
pm
la.
there.
It did not seem that Tom was there.
Confidence:
Very certain

An expletive subject is not used Frequency: 50.0%

Example 56-121:
I paret mwan ki laplipar ou letan ou 'n fer lo zil.
I
3sg
paret
seem
mwan
1sg.obj
ki
comp
laplipar
most
ou
poss.2sg
letan
time
ou
2sg
'n
prf
fer
make
lo
on
zil.
island
It seems to me that you spent most of your time on the islands.
French: Il me semble que vous avez passé la plupart de votre temps sur les îles. (Bollée & Rosalie 1997: 33)

Source: Bollée & Rosalie 1994: 32

Example 56-123:
Pa paret ki Tom i la.
Pa
neg
paret
seem
ki
that
Tom
Tom
i
pm
la.
there.
It doesn't seem that Tom is there.
Example 56-124:
Ti paret ki Tom i la.
Ti
pst
paret
seem
ki
that
Tom
Tom
i
pm
la.
there.
It Seemed that Tom was there.
Confidence:
Very certain