Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago/Syllable onsets

Syllables can have onsets of maximally three consonants. Prenasalized consonants were counted as one consonant. Syllables beginning with a vowel also exist and make up about 8% of all syllables in one text.

Values

Onsets may be complex

Example 30-243:
maridu, ngánu, mudjer, rusponde, duenti
maridu,
husband
ngánu,
error
mudjer,
women
rusponde,
answer
duenti
ill
husband, error, women, answer, ill
Portuguese: marido, engano, mulher, responder, doente

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. maridu, ngánu, mudjer, rusponde, duenti

Example 30-244:
fla, kre, prontu, lenbra
fla,
speak
kre,
believe
prontu,
healthy
lenbra
remember
speak, believe, healthy, remember
Portuguese: falar, crer, pronto, lembrar

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. fla, kre, prontu, lenbra

Example 30-245:
spértu, stángu, skese, sgota, smáia
spértu,
clever
stángu,
stomach
skese,
to.forget
sgota,
to.run.out
smáia
to.faint
clever, stomach, to forget, to run out/to use up, to faint
Portuguese: esperto, estômago, esquecer, esgotar(-se), esmaiar

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. spértu, stángu, skese, sgota, smáia

Example 30-246:
spreme, stráda, skrebe
spreme,
press
stráda,
street
skrebe
write
to press, street, to write

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. spreme, stráda, skrebe

Confidence:
Very certain