Datapoint Cameroon Pidgin English/‘Want’ complement subjects

Values

The complement subject is left implicit Frequency: 87.5%

Example 18-152:
Pasto wan preya fo yu.
Pasto
pastor
wan
want
preya
pray
fo
for
yu.
you
The pastor would like to pray for you.

Source: Ayafor 2008: 439

Example 18-154:
Dan wan bi president fo America.
Dan
Dan
wan
want
bi
cop
president
president
fo
for
America.
America
Dan wants/would like to be the President of the United States.

Source: Bellama et al. 1983: 39

Example 18-155:
A wan go fo maket.
A
1sg.sbj
wan
want
go
go
fo
for
maket.
market
I want to go to the market.

Source: Balbina Ebong, p.c.

Confidence:
Very certain

The complement subject is expressed overtly Frequency: 12.5%

Example 18-153:
A wan se mek a go fo maket.
A
1sg.sbj
wan
want
se
comp
mek
make
a
1sg.sbj
go
go
fo
for
maket.
market
I want to go to the market.

Source: Balbina Ebong, p.c.

Confidence:
Uncertain