Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago/Interrogative pronouns

Three equivalents of these four interrogatives are simple pronouns: kenha or ken 'who’, undi 'where’ and mó(di) or mo(di) 'how’. The equivalent of 'when’ consists of two parts: ki ténpu (variants ki dia, ki óra etc.), literally 'what time’ ('what day’,’what hour’). These interrogative pronouns are usually placed at the beginning of the sentence. If this is the case, they are mostly followed by a focalizing ki.

Values

One compound expression

Example 30-41:
Kenha ê kulpádu?
Kenha
who
ê
be
kulpádu?
guilty
Who is guilty/the guilty party?
German: Wer ist schuldig/der Schuldige?

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. luxa, fase

Example 30-42:
N ka sabe ki ténpu ki nos odju ta fase kuátu.
N=ka=sabe
1sg=neg=know
ki
what
ténpu
time
ki=nos=odju
comp=our=eye
ta=fase
ipfv=make
kuátu.
four
I don't know when we'll meet.
German: Ich weiß nicht, wann wir uns treffen werden.

Source: Lang 2012

Example 30-43:
Undi N ta po nha bitxu?
Undi
where
N=ta=po
1sg=ipfv=put
nha=bitxu?
my=animal
Where shall I put my animal?
German: Wo soll ich mein Tier hintun?

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. undi

Example 30-44:
Modi ki txoma kes sinku kontinenti ki nu ten?
Modi
how
ki=txoma
comp=call
kes=sinku
dem.pl=five
kontinenti
continent
ki=nu=ten?
comp=1pl=have
How are the five continents called that we have?
German: Wie heißen die fünf Kontinente, die wir haben / die es gibt?

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. módi

Confidence:
Very certain