Value Generic-noun-based indefinites

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago
Parameter:
Indefinite pronouns
References
Lang 2012; Quint 2000: 187-190

Examples

  1. Nhu pádri purgunta, si algen sabe di algun inpidimentu di kel kasamentu, [...].
    Nhu=pádri
    mister=priest
    purgunta,
    ask
    si=algen
    whether=somebody
    sabe
    know
    di=algun
    of=some
    inpidimentu
    impediment
    di=kel=kasamentu,
    of=this=marriage
    [...].
    [...]
    The priest asked whether anyone knew of any impediment to this wedding [...].
    German: Der Priester fragte, ob jemand von irgendeinem Hindernis für diese Heirat Kenntnis habe, [...].

    See Lang 2002: s.v. algen

  2. E pensa ma algun kusa ki kontise.
    E=pensa
    3sg=think
    ma=algun
    comp=some
    kusa
    thing
    ki=kontise.
    comp=happen
    He thought that something had happened!
    German: Er dachte, dass etwas passiert sei!

    See Lang 2002: s.v. algun