Value Complementizer not synchronically related to ‘say’

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Complementizer with verbs of knowing
References
Meyerhoff 2002; Meyerhoff 2008

Examples

  1. mi harem olsem mi sore long pikinini ia
    mi
    1sg
    harem
    feel
    olsem
    comp
    mi
    1sg
    sore
    sorry
    long
    for
    pikinini
    child
    ia
    def
    I felt like I was sorry for the child.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  2. mi luk olsem bubu ia i kakae fulap tumas
    mi
    1sg
    luk
    look
    olsem
    comp
    bubu
    grandparent
    ia
    def
    i
    agr
    kakae
    eat
    fulap
    full.up
    tumas
    very
    It seems to me that/like this grandmother eats too much.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings