Value One compound expression

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of Brava
Parameter:
Interrogative pronouns
References
Argi Avera field work corpus 2000; Maria Mendes, p.c. (2000)

Examples

  1. Bu ta ben papia ku kenhi?
    Bu
    you
    ta
    mood
    ben
    come
    papia
    speak
    ku
    with
    kenhi?
    who
    You are going to be speaking with whom?
  2. Kuze nu sabe?
    Kuze
    what
    nu
    we
    sabe?
    know
    What do we know?

    See Baptista 2002

  3. Modi ki'N pode djuda-bu?
    Modi
    how
    ki'N
    that.I
    pode
    can
    djuda-bu?
    help-you
    How can I help you?
  4. Kuandu ki bu kre bai Merka?
    Kuandu
    when
    ki
    that
    bu
    you
    kre
    want
    bai
    go
    Merka?
    America
    When do you want to go to America?
  5. Kenhi ki ten se kaza na dja Braba, el e riku.
    Kenhi
    who
    ki
    that
    ten
    has
    se
    his
    kaza
    house
    na
    in
    dja
    dja
    Braba,
    Braba
    el
    he
    e
    is
    riku.
    rich
    Whoever has a house in Brava is rich.

    See Argi Avera field work corpus 2000

  6. Midju, bu sabe kuze k’e midju?
    Midju,
    corn
    bu
    you
    sabe
    know
    kuze
    what
    k’e
    that.is
    midju?
    corn
    Corn, do you know what corn is?

    See Maria Mendes, p.c. (2000)

  7. Ki tenpu bu ta bai Merka?
    Ki
    ki
    tenpu
    when
    bu
    you
    ta
    mood
    bai
    go
    Merka?
    America
    When will you be going to America?
  8. Ki tenpu mininu ta nase?
    Ki
    when
    tenpu
    when/time
    mininu
    child
    ta
    mood
    nase?
    be.born
    When is the child due?