Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago/Reciprocal constructions

Reflexivity is expressed by kabésa 'head'; reciprocity is expressed by kunpaheru 'comrade'.

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Special reciprocal construction based on 'companion'

Example 30-190:
Pai ku mai rabida, djobe kunpanheru, [...].
Pai
father
ku=mai
with=mother
rabida,
turn.around
djobe
look.at
kunpanheru,
comrade
[...].
[...]
The father and the mother turned around and looked at each other, [...].

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. kunpanheru

Example 30-187:
Algen so pode ser indipendenti óki e komesa gánha p'e sustenta si kabésa.
Algen
somebody
so
only
pode
can
ser
be
indipendenti
independent
óki
when
e=komesa
3sg=begin
gánha
earn.money
p=e=sustenta
for=3sg=provide.for
si=kabésa.
3sg.poss=head
Somebody can only be independent when they begin to earn money to provide for themselves.
German: Jemand kann nur dann unabhängig sein, wenn er angefangen hat, Geld zu verdienen, um für sich selbst aufzukommen.

Source: Lang 2002: s.v. indipendenti

Confidence:
unspecified