Datapoint Mixed Ma’a/Mbugu/Existential verb and transitive possession verb

The existential is expressed by using the locative noun class prefix as subject marker on the 'have' verb.

Values

Identity

Example 62-96:
tehéló kigí
tehéló
neg.16.have
kigí
thing
There is nothing.
Example 62-59:
héló isonhká ikumúre
hé-lo
16-have
isonhka
dust
i-kumure
5-many
There is a lot of dust.
Example 62-45:
tetúílíye ité héló vahé védíye iʔí.
te-tú-ila-íye
neg-1pl-know-prf
ité
in.order.to
hé-lo
16-have
vahe
people
vé-di-ye
2-stay-opt
iʔí
here
We didn't know that there were people staying here.
Example 62-74:
éló ina ikuhló
é-lo
3sg-have
ina
face
i-kuhlo
5-nice
She has a nice face.
Confidence:
Certain