Datapoint Seychelles Creole/Existential verb and transitive possession verb

The verb annan is used in both construction types, as an existential verb and as a transitive possession verb. In some rare contexts the verb ganny 'to get, obtain' is used as a transitive possession verb with stative/resultative meaning: mon ganny lafyev. 'I have fever' (cf. ex. 132) and not 'I get fever'.

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Example 56-145:
Be ler i annan koudvan zot pa reste lo sa [...] zil?
Be
but
ler
when
i
pm
annan
exist
koudvan
hurrican
zot
3pl
pa
neg
reste
stay
lo
on
sa
dem
[...]
[...]
zil?
island
But when there is a hurricane, they don't stay on the [...] island?
French: Donc, quand il y a un cyclone, elles ne restent pas là sur cette [...] île?

Source: Bollée & Rosalie 1994: 196

Example 56-144:
sa zoli lakaz ki ou annan la
sa
dem
zoli
nice
lakaz
house
ki
rel
ou
2sg
annan
have
la
there
this nice house which you have
French: ' (...) cette jolie maison que vous avez là.' (Bollée & Rosalie 1994: 189)

Source: Bollée & Rosalie 1994: 188

Example 56-146:
Mon ganny lafyev.
Mon
1sg
ganny
have
lafyev.
fever
I have fever.

Source: St Jorre & Lionnet 1999: 104

Confidence:
Very certain