Value Complementizer identical to bare ‘say’

Language:
Bahamian Creole
Parameter:
Complementizer with verbs of knowing

Examples

  1. These children today can’t believe say you could be twelve years old and be a monitress.
    [...]
    [...]
    children
    children
    today
    today
    can’t
    neg
    believe
    believe
    say
    comp
    you
    2sg.sbj
    could
    could
    be
    cop
    twelve
    twelve
    year-s
    year-pl
    old
    old
    [...].
    [...]
    Children today can’t believe that one could be only twelve years old [but already work as an assistant teacher].

    See Holm & Shilling 1982: 176

  2. I remember say I done left light on.
    I
    1sg.sbj
    remember
    remember
    say
    comp
    I
    1sg.sbj
    done
    compl
    left
    leave.pfv
    light
    light
    on.
    on
    I remember I left the light on.

    See Holm & Shilling 1982: 176

  3. I know say the bill only $4.00.
    I
    1sg.sbj
    know
    know
    say
    comp
    the
    art
    bill
    bill
    only
    only
    $4.00.
    $4.00
    I know the bill is/was only four dollars.

    See Holm & Shilling 1982: 176