Value Relative particle and gap

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago
Parameter:
Object relative clauses
References
Lang 2012; Quint 2000: 213

Examples

  1. Rapás ki bu ta odja la [...].
    Rapás
    boy
    ki=bu=ta=odja
    comp=2sg=ipfv=see
    la
    there
    [...].
    [...]
    The boy that you see over there [...].

    See Lang 2012

  2. Pastoris ta andába kalsádu ku ses albérka di koru ki es ta faseba es mé.
    Pastor-is
    shepherd-pl
    ta=andá-ba
    ipfv=go-ant
    kalsádu
    equipped.with.shoe
    ku=ses=albérka
    with=3pl.poss=sandal
    di=koru
    of=leather
    ki=es=ta=fase-ba
    comp=3pl=ipfv=make-ant
    es
    3pl.indp
    mé.
    self
    The shepherds used to wear their leather sandals, which they made themselves.
    German: Die Hirten pflegten ihre Sandalen aus Leder zu tragen, die sie selbst herstellten.

    See Lang 2002: s.v. albérka

  3. Gomis labánta, e buska si jéru k'el ka átxa.
    Gomis
    Gómis
    labánta,
    get.up
    e=buska
    3sg=search
    si=jéru
    3sg.poss=son.in.law
    k=el=ka=átxa.
    comp=3sg=neg=find
    Gómis got up and looked for his son-in-law, whom he couldn't find.
    German: Gómis stand auf [und] suchte seinen Schwiegersohn, den er [aber] nicht fand.

    See da Silva 1987: 48