Datapoint Belizean Creole/Expletive subject of existential verb

Belizean Creole has several constructions with expletives. I gat is equivalent to yu hav/ yu had /dey had. In the latter, the yu pronoun functions as an expletive.

Values

An expletive subject is used Frequency: 70.0%

Example 9-125:
I gat mora wan tiŋ we a de tiŋk bowt.
I
it
gat
got
mora
more.of
wan
one
tiŋ
thing
[we
[rel
a
1sg
de
prog
tiŋk
think
bowt
about
_].
_]
There is more than one thing that I'm thinking about.

Source: Escure 2004: 531

Example 9-127:
Yu had di djadj yu had dis seym gavmɛn laya.
Yu
2sg
had
had
di
the
djadj
judge
yu
2sg
had
had
dis
this
seym
same
gavmɛn
government
laya.
lawyer
There was the judge, and there was that government lawyer.

Source: Escure's 1992 materials

Confidence:
Certain

An expletive subject is not used Frequency: 30.0%

Example 9-126:
Ga li aystaz we grow pan dem.
Ga
got
li
little
aystaz
oysters
we
rel
grow
grow
pan
upon
dem.
them
There are little oysters that grow on them.

Source: Escure 2004: 540

Confidence:
Certain