Value Complementizer identical to bare ‘say’

Language:
Cameroon Pidgin English
Parameter:
Complementizer with verbs of speaking
References
Bellama et al. 1983: 44; de Féral 1989: 151ff

Examples

  1. Ma papa tok se i de veks.
    Ma
    1sg.poss
    papa
    father
    tok
    talk
    se
    comp
    i
    3sg.sbj
    de
    cop
    veks.
    vex
    My father says/said that he is angry.

    See Bellama et al. 1983: 44

  2. Dem tel mi se dem laik mi.
    Dem
    3pl.sbj
    tel
    tell
    mi
    1sg.obj
    se
    comp
    dem
    3pl.sbj
    laik
    like
    mi.
    1sg.obj
    They told me that they like me.

    See Balbina Ebong, p.c.

  3. A tok se i bin sik.
    A
    1sg.sbj
    tok
    talk
    se
    comp
    i
    3sg.sbj
    bin
    pst
    sik.
    be.sick
    I said that she was ill.

    See Balbina Ebong, p.c.