Value No complementizer

Language:
Haitian Creole
Parameter:
Complementizer with verbs of speaking

Examples

  1. Ou di m w al ak Yv.
    Ou
    2sg
    di
    say
    m
    1sg
    w
    2sg
    al
    go
    ak
    with
    Yv.
    Yves
    You tell me you went with Yves.
    French: Tu me dis être allé avec Yves.

    See Dejean 1982: 22

  2. Manman m di m konsa m a kapab leve on sak san liv lè m a gen kenz an.
    Manman
    mother
    m
    1sg
    di
    say
    m
    1sg
    konsa
    like
    m
    that
    a
    1sg
    kapab
    fut
    leve
    able
    on
    lift
    sak
    a
    san
    sack
    liv
    hundred
    pound
    m
    when
    a
    1sg
    gen
    fut
    kenz
    fifteen
    an.
    year
    My mother told me like this that I would be able to lift a sack of one hundred pounds when I would be fifteen years old.
    French: Ma mère m’a dit comme ça que je serai capable de soulever un sac de cent livres quand j’aurai quinze ans.

    See Dejean 1982: 34

  3. Anplwaye yo di kareman yo p ap travay pou chikèt monnen sa a.
    Anplwaye
    employee
    yo
    def.pl
    di
    say
    kareman
    categorically
    yo
    3pl
    p
    neg
    ap
    inacc
    travay
    work
    pou
    for
    chikèt
    slim
    monnen
    money
    sa
    dem
    a.
    sg
    The employees declared categorically that they wouldn't work for this paltry sum of money.
    French: Les employés ont dit carrément qu'ils ne vont pas travailler pour un peu de monnaie.

    See Valdman et al. 2007: 172