Value Complementizer identical to bare ‘say’

Language:
Gullah
Parameter:
Complementizer with verbs of speaking
References
Turner [1949] 2002: 211

Examples

  1. So den, I tell oona say, ya ain gwine go ta heaben.
    So
    so
    den,
    then
    I
    I
    tell
    tell
    oona
    you
    say,
    say
    ya
    you
    ain
    neg.aux
    gwine
    going
    go
    go
    ta
    to
    heaben.
    heaven
    So then I tell you that you aren’t going to go to heaven. (Mt 5.20)

    See De Nyew Testament 2005: 14

  2. Tell me after say dey catch birds.
    Tell
    tell
    me
    me
    after
    after
    say
    that
    dey
    they
    catch
    catch
    birds.
    birds
    [They] told me afterwards that they caught birds.

    See Turner [1949] 2002: 267

  3. Jedus see all de crowd roun um, an e gii orda ta e ciple dem, say mus git ready fa cross oba ta de oda side ob de lake.
    Jedus
    Jesus
    see
    sees
    all
    all
    de
    the
    crowd
    crowd
    roun
    around
    um,
    him
    an
    and
    e
    he
    gii
    gives
    orda
    orders
    ta
    to
    e
    his
    ciple
    disciples
    dem,
    them
    say
    that
    mus
    must
    git
    get
    ready
    ready
    fa
    for
    cross
    cross
    oba
    over
    ta
    to
    de
    the
    oda
    other
    side
    side
    ob
    of
    de
    the
    lake.
    lake
    Jesus sees the crowd around Him and He gives orders to his disciples that they must get ready to cross over to the other side of the lake. (Mt 8.18)

    See De Nyew Testament 2005: 26