Datapoint Bahamian Creole/Variant forms of dummy subject there in existential clauses
Variant forms of dummy subject there in existential clauses
A - feature is pervasive or obligatory
(Turtle, is there much turtle now?) No, don't have turtle round.
(Are there a lot of turtles now?) No, there aren't any turtles around.
Shilling, Alison Watt 1978
See, it's a mermaid pool where I live, it's a mermaid pool where I live, and you see - you can't – you can't see bottom in it – it got three shelf.
… there's a mermaid pool where I live … you can't see the bottom in it, [because] it has three shelves.