Value Adposition

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago
Parameter:
Instrumental expressions
References
Lang 2002: s.v. ku

Examples

  1. Si mudjer skaldia-l ku águ kenti, purki e stába fártu di si maltrátu.
    Si=mudjer
    poss.3sg=woman
    skaldia=l
    scald=3sg
    ku=águ
    with=water
    kenti,
    hot
    purki
    because
    e=stá-ba
    3sg=be-ant
    fártu
    fed.up
    di=si=maltrátu.
    of=poss.3sg=ill.treatment
    She scalded her husband with hot water because she was sick of his abusive treatment.
    German: Sie verbrühte ihren Mann mit heißem Wasser, weil sie seine Misshandlungen satt hatte.

    See Lang 2002: s.v. skaldia

  2. E da ku pó na tamboru.
    E=da
    3sg=give
    ku=pó
    with=stick
    na=tamboru.
    in=drum
    He hit the drums with the stick.
    German: Er schlug mit dem Stock auf die Trommel.

    See da Silva 1987: 79