Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago/Nominal and verbal conjunction

Clauses are normally coordinated with y 'and’, while noun phrases are usually coordinated with ku 'with’.

Values

Differentiation

Example 30-156:
Ténpu éra di grándi nisisidádi y trabádju ka tenba na bera.
Ténpu
time
éra
be.ant
di=grándi
of=great
nisisidádi
need
y
and
trabádju
employment
ka=ten-ba
not=have-ant
na=bera.
in=region
It was a time of great need(iness) and there was a lack of employment in the region.
German: Es war eine Zeit von großer Not und es gab keine Arbeit in der Gegend.

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. y

Example 30-157:
Obi li, mi ku Djonsinhu li nu tene un grándi prubléma.
Obi
hear
li
here
mi
1sg
ku=Djonsinhu
with=Little.John
li
here
nu=tene
1pl=have
un=grándi
a=big
prubléma.
problem
Listen, I and Little John, we have a big problem.
German: Hör mal, ich und Hänschen, wir haben da ein großes Problem.

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. ku

Confidence:
Certain