Datapoint Michif/Raining constructions

In Michif the normal way of expressing rain is with a verb kimiwan, where the ending -n is a 3rd person inflectional intransitive inanimate ending.
One can also use the French noun for 'rain', which requires the presence of a copula.

Values

Rains Frequency: 90.0%

Example 75-162:
kimiwan
kimiwa-n
rain.inan-3
It is raining.

Source: Fleury 2007

Example 75-164:
Tut li muund daweestamwak shikimuwahk.
Tut
all
li
art.m.sg
muund
people
daweest-am-wak
want.it-3.obj-3pl.sbj
shi-kimuwa-hk.
comp.fut-rain-3
All the people want that it will rain. OR: All the people want rain.

Source: Laverdure & Allard 1983: 21

Confidence:
Very certain

Rain falls Frequency: 10.0%

Example 75-163:
Si la pwii tultaan.
Si
be.3
la
def.art.f.sg
pwii
rain
tultaan.
all.the.time
It is raining all the time. OR: There is rain all the time.

Source: Laverdure & Allard 1983: 250

Confidence:
Certain