Datapoint Ghanaian Pidgin English/Intensifiers and reflexive pronouns

"Pronoun + sɛf" can be used as an intensifier and as a reflexive pronoun; bɔdi is only used as a reflexive pronoun. As explained in Feature 87 ("Reflexive constructions"), the status of bɔdi 'body' as a reflexive pronoun is marginal. (If one disregarded such marginal cases involving bɔdi, Value 1 "Formal identity" would be the appropriate choice.)

Values

Intensifiers and reflexives overlap

Example 16-127:
wɛn dè go, mi màsɛf dɛ foloin de dɛn à go dɛ
wɛn
when
3pl
go,
go
mi
1sg
màsɛf
1sg.refl
art
foloin
following
de
day
dɛn
then
à
1sg
go
go
there
After they had gone, I went there myself the following day.

Source: Huber 1999: 229

Example 16-128:
à fɔs màsɛf
à
1sg
fɔs
force
mà-sɛf
1sg-refl
I forced myself.
Example 16-124:
ʃek jɔ̀ bɔdi smɔ
ʃek
shake
jɔ̀
2sg.poss
bɔdi
body
smɔ
small
Shake yourself a little. OR: Shake your body a little.

Source: Huber 1999: 202

Confidence:
Very certain