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Richard K. Larson (2003). Event Descriptions in Fon and Haitian Creole.

URL: http://www.semanticsarchive.net/Archive/jQzOTliM/larson.eventsinfon.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 244&langcode=fon (2018-04-22).

 

Example #1:

    Moun nan detwi       machin nan      an               HAITIAN
    man DM destroy car            DM     DM
    c) 'The man destroyed the car, as we knew the man would destroy the car'
Example #2:

    Moun nan detwi yon        machin     an        HAITIAN
    man DM destroy INDEF car             DM
    2. #'The man destroyed a car, as we knew a car would be destroyed'
Example #3:

    Yon      moun detwi      machin      nan an       HAITIAN
    INDEF    man     destroy car         DM DM
    3. #'A   man destroyed the car, as   we knew a man would destroy the car'
Example #4:

    (13)     a. S n       gb      m t                a
    man DM destroy car          DM DM NEG
    'The man did not destroy the car, as we knew the car would be destroyed'
Example #5:

    b. S n     gb       m t         a
    man DM destroy car DM NEG DM
    'The man did not destroy the car, as we knew he would not destroy the car'
Example #6:

    (14)     a. *S n       m m t                      a
    man DM see car              DM     DM NEG
    'The man did not see the    car, as we knew the car would be seen'
Example #7:

    b. S n        m m t               a
    man DM see car              DM NEG DM
    'The man did not see the    car, as we knew the man would not see the car'
Example #8:

    (27)     a. S n          gb     m t
    man DM destroy car              DM DM
    'Actually, the man destroyed the car'
Example #9:

    (28)     a. S n       gb      m t
    man DM destroy car             DM DM
    'The man destroyed the car, as we knew the car would be destroyed'
Example #10:

    (29)     a. S n       gb      m t
    man DM destroy car             DM DM
    'The man destroyed the car, as we knew the man would destroy the car'
Example #11:

    (31)      a. S n            [ gb      m t           ]a
    man DM              destroy car DM DM          NEG
    'The man did not destroy the car, as we knew the car would be destroyed'
Example #12:

    b. [ S n            gb      m t      a       ]
    man DM destroy car             DM NEG DM
    'The man did not destroy the car, as we knew he would not destroy the car'
Example #13:

    (34)     a. m t 
    car     INDEF
    'a car'
Example #14:

    b. m t V bi
    car     PL all
    'all cars'
Example #15:

    c. m t ( V) gg 
    car      PL many
    'many cars'
Example #16:

    (35)     ji    j gb bgb /t<gb</hw<hw<
    rain fall every-day /always/frequently
    'Rain falls every day/always/frequently'
Example #17:

    (36)     a. s n
    crab DM
    'the crab'
Example #18:

    b. [ S n    ] gb     [ m t              ]
    man DM destroy car               DM       DM
    'The man destroyed the car'
Example #19:

    (41)     a.    e          l    n     Byi
    sketches the Num for        Byi
    'the sketches for B yi'
Example #20:

    b. *  e          n B yi      l
    sketches the for Byi       Num
    'the sketches for Byi'
Example #21:

    Moun         nan       detwi yon         machin       an       HAITIAN
    man           DM        destroy INDEF car             DM
    'The        man      destroyed a car, as we knew     the man would destroy a car
Example #22:

    Moun nan w machin nan         an        HAITIAN
    man DM see car          DM     DM
    2. #'The man saw the car, as we knew the car would be seen'
Example #23:

    (i) Vi     okpo okpo
    child every/each
    'every child/each child'