Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago/Passive constructions

Passive voice is expressed by the suffix -du.

Values

Typical passive construction

Example 30-191:

Sugundu ta kontádu, "Gomisiánu" ê nómi di dos ómi ki djuntádu: [...].
Sugundu
according.to
ta=kontá-du,
ipfv=tell-pass
"Gomisiánu"
Gomisiánu
ê
be
nómi
name
di=dos
of=two
ómi
man
ki=djuntá-du:
comp=put.together-pass
[...].
[...]
According to what is told, (the word) "Gomisiánu" consists of the names of two men, that were put together: [...].

Source: Lang 1993: 159

Example 30-192:

Kuántu más kumida e dádu p'el kura, más e ta kume.
Kuántu
how.much
más
more
kumida
food
e=dá-du
3sg=give-pass
p=el=kura,
for=3sg=recover
más
more
e=ta=kume.
3sg=ipfv=eat
The more food was given to him to recover, the more he ate.
German: Je mehr Essen man ihm gab, damit er gesund werde, desto mehr aß er.

Source: da Silva 1987: 33

Confidence:
Very certain