Datapoint Berbice Dutch/Complements of 'think' and 'want'

Bionto 'believe, remember' and glofu 'believe' are closest to meaning 'think'. Bionto is of low frequency, and attested only with full complement clauses (CPs) introduced by a null complementizer. Glofu is of somewhat higher frequency, and attested with full complement clauses introduced by the complementizer dati 'that', by the serial complementizer bi(fi) 'say', and by a null complementizer.
Suku 'want' subcategorizes for nonfinite complement clauses, where no complementizer position is available.

Values

Only 'think' complement has a complementizer

Example 28-168:
tito bion di poto bjatɛ nau [...]
titi
time
o
3sg
bionto
believe
di
the
poto
pot
bia-tɛ
cook-prf
nau
now
[...]
[...]
When he thought his pot had cooked (i.e. the food had cooked) [...]

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 336

Example 28-169:
soso glof datiti o dototɛ o ma bu musu
soso
thus
o
3sg
glofu
believe
dati
that
titi
time
o
3sg
doto-tɛ
die-prf
o
3sg
ma
irr
bu
drink
musu
much
This is what he believes, that when he is dead, he will drink a lot.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 604

Example 28-170:
o glof bi di tau kán bitjo
o
3sg
glofu
believe
bi
say
di
the
tau
snake
kán
cannot
biti
bite
o
3sg
He believed that the snake couldn't bite him.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 604

Example 28-166:
di mama suka M fi ʃima fan di wari ka
di
the
mama
mother
suku-a
want-ipfv
M
m
fi
for
ʃima
move
fan
from
di
the
wari
house
ka
neg
The mother doesn't want M. to move out of the house.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 324

Example 28-167:
tito suka ju kikjeni [...]
titi
time
o
3sg
suku-a
want-ipfv
ju
2sg
kiki
see
eni
3pl
[...]
[...]
When it wants you to see them [...]

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 351

Confidence:
Very certain