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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=hat (2019-05-24).

 

Example #1:

    b. [ Moun nan ] detwi [ machin nan ] an HAITIAN
    man DM destroy car           DM      DM
    Approx : 'The man destroyed the car'
Example #2:

    (37)     a. yon     machin
    INDEF car
    'a car'
Example #3:

    b. tout/anpil/patw p/lde machin
    every/many/few/both     car (s)
    'every/many/few/both car(s)'
Example #4:

    (38)     a. Jan     toujou ap travay f
    John    always ASP work hard
    'John    is always (in the process of) working hard'
Example #5:

    b. Jan     souvan ap rakonte yon              istwa
    John     often ASP tell          INDEF story
    'John    is often (in the process of) telling a story'
Example #6:

    (39)     a. krab la
    crab DM
    'the crab'
Example #7:

    b. [Moun nan ] detwi [ machin nan ] an
    man DM destroy car          DM    DM
    'The man destroyed the car' (Reading 2 or 3)
Example #8:

    (i) a. Kimoun ou kw           [CP ki     vini     a ]?                   (= DeGraff (1994) (2a))
    who      2sg believe       COMP come DM
    'Who do you believe came? (it was expected that he/she/someone would come)'
Example #9:

    b. P sonn pa       te   vote a                                       (= DeGraff (1994) (2b))
    nobody NEG ANT vote DM
    'No one had voted (as it was expected that no one would)'
Example #10:

    (ii) a. Mari toujou ap travay.
    Mary always ASP work
    'Mary is always (in the process of) working'
Example #11:

    b. Mari ap travay toujou.
    Mary ASP work again
    'Mary is again (in the process of) working'
Example #12:

    (i) a. Kimoun ou kw            [CP ki      vini   a ]?                (= Degraff (1994) (2a))
    who      2sg believe      COMP come DM
    'Who do you believe came (it was expected that he/she/someone would come)
Example #13:

    (i) [Bw li bw rem d          la ], l ap geri             (= L&R (9a))
    drink he drink medicine DM he FUT recover
    'As soon as he takes the medicine, he will get better'