Value Complementizer identical to bare ‘say’

Language:
Berbice Dutch
Parameter:
Complementizer with verbs of speaking
References
Kouwenberg 1994a: 323-7, 329-336, 403-407; Kouwenberg 2007b: 33-5, 43

Examples

  1. di man biftɛ bi da orsa furkoputor
    di
    the
    man
    man
    bifi-tɛ
    say-pfv
    bi
    say
    da
    cop
    ori
    3sg
    so
    foc
    furkopu-tɛ
    sell-pfv
    ori
    3sg
    The man said that it was he who had sold him.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 403