Datapoint Cameroon Pidgin English/Object relative clauses

Values

Relative particle and resumptive pronoun Frequency: 41.2%

Example 18-144:
di wuman wei wi bin lukam
di
def.art
wuman
woman
we
rel
wi
1pl.sbj
bin
pst
luk-am
look-3sg.obl
the woman whom we saw

Source: Todd 1991: 26

Confidence:
Very certain

Relative particle and gap Frequency: 41.2%

Example 18-143:
di buk wei a bin bai
di
def.art
buk
book
we
rel
a
1sg.sbj
bin
pst
bai
buy
the book which i bought/had bought

Source: Todd 1991: 26

Confidence:
Very certain

Zero and gap Frequency: 17.6%

Example 18-145:
Yu bin 'no 'dat 'gal dem bin 'kol 'se 'Pauline'?
Yu
2sg.sbj
bin
pst
no
know
dat
dem
gal
girl
dem
3pl.sbj
bin
pst
kol
call
Pauline?
Pauline
Did you know the girl they (had) called Pauline?

Source: de Féral 1989: 149

Confidence:
Certain