Datapoint Vincentian Creole/Expletive subject of existential verb

As opposed to the possibility of omitting the expletive subject in the case of the ‘seem’ construction, omission of the expletive in the existential construction is unattested.

Values

An expletive subject is used

Example 7-87:
I ga plenti piiplo ina dis hous ya.
I
3sg.n
ga
get
plenti
plenty
piiplo
people
in-a
in-pcl
dis
dem
hous
house
ya.
here
There are many people in this house.
Example 7-19:
I ha ants fo so in di kichin.
I
3sg.n
ha
have
ant-s
ant-pl
fo
for
so
so
in
in
di
art
kichin.
kitchen
There are lots of ants in the kitchen.

Source: Prescod 2004: 184

Example 7-157:
Pikni fo so de a beisaid.
Pikni
child
fo
for
so
so
de
exist
a
loc
bei-said.
bay-side
There are lots of children at the bayside. OR: A lot of children are at the bayside.

Source: Prescod 2004: 183

Confidence:
Very certain