Datapoint Bahamian Creole/Reciprocal constructions

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Special reciprocal construction based on 'other'

Example 12-217:
I ain't been to no dance, 'cause I couldn't go. My daddy wouldn't allow us to go to ... dance, you know - he say, That what spoil the children. Your daddy keep you from them thing. [So how could you see him - like if you traveled by boat ... or what were the special occasions?] No, we have special occasion - [Like what?] - to meet each other. Like, the parents will appoint a time for you to go visit this next settlement, and - you know?
[...]
[...]
we
1pl.sbj
have
have[hab.pst]
special
special
occasion
occasion.pl
[...]
[...]
to
to
meet
meet
each
each
other.
other
[...] (young people searching for a mate) had special events to meet each other.
Example 12-218:
My - my granddaddy was a Forbes, and my grandmother was a Forbes, so I don't know if they were family. But one from Exuma, and one from Cat Island. My - my grandmother - Forbes, they from Cat Island, and my - granddaddy - o- my granddaddy - was a Knowles. That mean that's when the old people met each other.
[...]
[...]
when
when
the
art
old
old
people
people
met
meet[pfv]
each
each
other.
other
[That’s when] the old people met each other.
Example 12-212:
I gon' tell you the truth, that ain't no true, 'cause a fisherman - if you see a person call theyself a fisherman, and he can't swim, ain't go in no boat!
[...]
[...]
if
if
you
2sg.sbj
see
see
a
art
person
person
call
call
theyself
refl
a
art
fisherman
fisherman
[...]
[...]
[...] if someone calls himself a fisherman and he can’t swim [...]
Confidence:
Certain