Value Complementizer not synchronically related to ‘say’

Language:
Guadeloupean Creole
Parameter:
Complementizer with verbs of speaking
References
Ludwig et al. 2001: 343-354; Ludwig et al. 2001

Examples

  1. Yo di-y konha nou kay bengné nou.
    Yo
    3pl
    di-y
    say-3sg
    konha
    like.that
    nou
    1pl
    kay
    go
    bengné
    bath
    nou.
    1pl
    They said to him we would take a bath.
    French: Elles lui proposèrent d'aller se baigner. (Ludwig et al. 2001: 109)

    See Ludwig et al. 2001: 81

  2. I di-mwen konmkwa i pé ké la jòd-la.
    I
    3sg
    di-mwen
    tell-1sg.obj
    konmkwa
    comp
    i
    3sg
    neg.fut
    fut
    la
    there
    jòd-la.
    day-det
    He told me that he would not be there today.
    French: Il m'a dit qu'il ne serait pas là aujourd'hui.

    See Ludwig 1996: 349

  3. Jan di-mwen ki i ka pati.
    Jan
    Jan
    di-mwen
    tell-1sg.obj
    ki
    subord
    i
    3sg
    ka
    prog
    pati.
    leave.
    Jan told me that he left.
    French: Jean m'a dit qui'il s'en allait. (Ludwig 1996: 348)

    See Ludwig 1996: 348