Value Complementizer not synchronically related to ‘say’

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago
Parameter:
Complementizer with verbs of speaking
References
Lang 2012

Examples

  1. Nhu sabe ma tudu algen ta fla ma mi ku nho nu ta parse txeu, o Nastási!
    Nhu=sabe
    2sg.pol.m=know
    ma=tudu
    comp=all
    algen
    someone
    ta=fla
    ipfv=say
    ma=mi
    comp=1sg.indp
    ku=nho
    with=2sg.pol.m.indp
    nu=ta=parse
    1pl=ipfv=resemble
    txeu,
    much
    o
    oh
    Nastási!
    Nastási
    Nastási, you know that everybody says that we resemble each other much.

    See Lang 2002: s.v. algen

  2. Es ta fla ma si bu ten sais fidju, ma kel di séti, ma ta da lobuzómi.
    Es=ta=fla
    3pl=ipfv=say
    ma=si=bu=ten
    comp=if=2sg=have
    sais
    six
    fidju,
    child
    ma=kel=di=séti,
    comp=dem.sg=of=seven
    ma=ta=da
    comp=ipfv=give
    lobuzómi.
    werewolf
    They say that if you have (already) six children, the seventh will be a werewolf.
    German: Man sagt, dass, wenn man schon sechs Kinder hat, das siebte ein Werwolf wird.

    See Lang 2002: s.v. lobuzómi