Value Special reciprocal construction based on 'companion'

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago
Parameter:
Reciprocal constructions
References
Lang 2012

Examples

  1. Algen so pode ser indipendenti óki e komesa gánha p'e sustenta si kabésa.
    Algen
    somebody
    so
    only
    pode
    can
    ser
    be
    indipendenti
    independent
    óki
    when
    e=komesa
    3sg=begin
    gánha
    earn.money
    p=e=sustenta
    for=3sg=provide.for
    si=kabésa.
    3sg.poss=head
    Somebody can only be independent when they begin to earn money to provide for themselves.
    German: Jemand kann nur dann unabhängig sein, wenn er angefangen hat, Geld zu verdienen, um für sich selbst aufzukommen.

    See Lang 2002: s.v. indipendenti

  2. Pai ku mai rabida, djobe kunpanheru, [...].
    Pai
    father
    ku=mai
    with=mother
    rabida,
    turn.around
    djobe
    look.at
    kunpanheru,
    comrade
    [...].
    [...]
    The father and the mother turned around and looked at each other, [...].

    See Lang 2002: s.v. kunpanheru