Value Complementizer not synchronically related to ‘say’

Language:
Cape Verdean Creole of Brava
Parameter:
Complementizer with verbs of speaking
References
Rocha, Belmira Coelho, p.c. (2000); Yvo, p.c. (2000); Artur, p.c. (2000)

Examples

  1. E fra kumodi es faze kuma un reunian.
    E
    He
    fra
    say
    kumodi
    that
    es
    they
    faze
    make
    kuma
    like
    un
    a
    reunian.
    reunion
    He said that they made like a reunion.

    See Rocha, Belmira Coelho, p.c. (2000)

  2. El fra-l kuma el e di Brava tanbe.
    El
    he
    fra-l
    say-him
    kuma
    that
    el
    he
    e
    is
    di
    from
    Brava
    Brava
    tanbe.
    too
    He said that he's from Brava, too.

    See Artur, p.c. (2000)

  3. Ta fla-l ki ubi pasa, komu mi, N ta fla ki'N ubi pasa.
    Ta
    hab
    fla-l
    say-him
    ki
    comp
    ubi
    hear
    pasa,
    take.place
    komu
    like
    mi,
    me
    N
    I
    ta
    hab
    fla
    say
    ki'N
    comp.I
    ubi
    hear
    pasa.
    take.place
    We hear that it took place, like me, I say that I heard it took place.