Datapoint Cameroon Pidgin English/Reflexive constructions

Values

Reflexive pronoun with ‘body’ or body-part Frequency: 87.5%

Example 18-134:
Mary si im bodi fo lookin-glas.
Mary
Mary
si
see
im
3sg.poss
bodi
body
fo
for
lookin-glas.
mirror
Mary saw herself in the mirror.

Source: Balbina Ebong, p.c.

Confidence:
Very certain

Compound reflexive pronoun with emphasizer Frequency: 12.5%

Example 18-135:
Mary bin si im-sef fo glas.
Mary
Mary
bin
pst
si
see
im-sef
3sg.obj-refl
fo
for
glas.
mirror
Mary saw herself in the mirror.
Confidence:
Very uncertain