Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago/Female and male animals

Expressions like katxor mátxu 'male dog' and katxor fémia 'bitch' exist. Mátxu 'male' and fémia 'female’ are used as nouns or adjectives.

Values

Postposed sex-denoting word

Example 30-242:
Pátu mátxu bu ta konxe fáxi, purki es ê más grándi di ki fémia.
Pátu
duck
mátxu
male
bu=ta=konxe
2sg=ipfv=recognize
fáxi,
easily
purki
because
es
3pl
ê
be
más
more
grándi
big
di=ki=fémia.
of=than=female
Male ducks are recognized easily, because they are bigger than females.
German: Entenmännchen erkennt man leicht, denn sie sind größer als die Weibchen.

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. mátxu

Example 30-241:
N kre ránja un katxor, más N kre mátxu, purki fémia ta traze más katxor pa li.
N=kre
1sg=want
ránja
get
un=katxor,
a=dog
más
but
N=kre
1sg=want
mátxu,
male
purki
because
fémia
female
ta=traze
ipfv=attract
más
more
katxor
dog
pa=li.
to=here
I want to get myself a dog, but I want a male (dog), because a female (dog) would attract other dogs.

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. mátxu

Confidence:
Very certain