Datapoint Nigerian Pidgin/Nominal and verbal conjunction

The conjunction ànd ‘and’ can be used to conjoin both noun phrases and verb phrases, but serialized verb constructions are most often used for the latter purpose. The serialized verb folo can be used for nominal conjunction.

Values

Overlap

Example 17-117:
Ìm ànd yù go tawn (ànd) bay nyam.
Ìm
3sg.sbj
ànd
and.com
2sg.sbj
go
go
tawn
town
(ànd)
(and)
bay
buy
nyam.
yam
She and you went to town and bought yams.
Example 17-113:
Ìm ànd/wìt dè̱m gò dans.
Ìm
3sg.sbj
ànd/wìt
and/com
dè̱m
3pl.sbj
irr
dans.
dance
S/he and they will dance.

Source: Faraclas 1996: 83

Example 17-116:
Ìm folo yù go tawn bay nyam.
Ìm
3sg.sbj
folo
follow.com
2sg.sbj
go
go
tawn
town
bay
buy
nyam.
yam
S/he and you went to town and bought yams.
Example 17-106:
À tek nayf ko̱t nyam.
À
1sg.sbj
tek
take.ins
nayf
knife
ko̱t
cut
nyam.
yam
I cut the yams with a knife.

Source: Faraclas 1996: 75, 142

Confidence:
Certain