Value Intensifiers and reflexives are identical

Language:
Bahamian Creole
Parameter:
Intensifiers and reflexive pronouns

Examples

  1. A gentleman actually kill this woman son, and know what she did? She put a egg in one hand and a fork in the next. In his coffin - you now in those days you had the people in the home. ... And you know, she sat in that woman - she talk to that dead. And she tell that dead, say, Now - ..., in six months time everybody will know. And let me tell you something, in six months time, for no apparent reason at all - the gentleman who kill him - the jury found him not guilty - self-defend. Say he was killed in a act of self-defend, because him and his wife - this man and his wife - say they were coming against this guy. And he was found not guilty. And do you know something? That same man what kill him went out and drown himself?
    That
    dem
    same
    same
    man
    man
    what
    comp
    kill
    kill[pst]
    him
    3sg.m.obj
    went
    go.pfv
    out
    out
    and
    and
    drown
    drown[pfv]
    himself?
    refl
    The man (who had killed the woman’s son) drowned himself?
  2. But if - if you - if you get in any accident, you - you got to pay that yourself with your pocket.
    [...]
    [...]
    you
    2sg.sbj
    got
    got
    to
    to
    pay
    pay
    that
    that
    yourself
    intens
    with
    with
    your
    2sg.poss
    pocket.
    pocket
    [...] you have to pay that yourself [...].
  3. Now he leave the man self to the roof.
    Now
    now
    he
    3sg.m.sbj
    leave
    leave[pfv]
    the
    art
    man
    man
    self
    refl
    to
    prep
    the
    art
    roof.
    roof
    Now he left the man on the roof by himself.

    See Holm & Shilling 1982: 179