Value Identical complementizer

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Complements of 'think' and 'want'
References
Meyerhoff 2002; Meyerhoff 2008

Examples

  1. mi mi ting se tufala i giaman long mi nomo
    mi
    1sg
    mi
    1sg
    ting
    think
    se
    comp
    tufala
    3.DUAL
    i
    agr
    giaman
    lie
    long
    prep
    mi
    1sg
    nomo
    only
    I (emphatic) thought that they were just lying to me

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  2. plante taem hem i wantem se man i mas folem tingting blong hem
    plante
    plenty
    taem
    time
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    wantem
    want
    se
    comp
    man
    man
    i
    agr
    mas
    must
    folem
    follow
    ting~ting
    think~think
    blong
    poss
    hem
    3sg
    There are lots of times when she wants everyone to do what she thinks.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings