Datapoint Ghanaian Pidgin English/Reciprocal constructions

Values

Identical and special reciprocal construction

Example 16-128:
à fɔs màsɛf
à
1sg
fɔs
force
mà-sɛf
1sg-refl
I forced myself.
Example 16-123:
wai wì gò fait auasɛf?
wai
why
1pl
fut
fait
fight
auasɛf?
1pl.refl
Why will we fight ourselves (i.e. among ourselves)? OR: Why will we fight each other?

Source: Huber 1999: 201

Example 16-130:
wì no dè hiɛ iʧ ɔda
1pl
no
neg
hab
hiɛ
hear
each
ɔda
other
We don't understand each other.
Confidence:
Very certain