Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Brava/Position of interrogative phrases in content questions

Values

Interrogative phrase initial Frequency: 90.0%

Example 31-26:
Unde ki’N ta panha pa’N da fidju?
Unde
where
ki’N
that.I
ta
tam
panha
take
pa’N
for.I
da
give
fidju?
child
Where can I take from to give my child?

Source: Eugenia Pereira, p.c. (2000)

Example 31-28:
Kuze N ta faze?
Kuze
what
N
I
ta
mood
faze?
do
What will I do?

Source: Maria Semedo, p.c. (2000)

Confidence:
Very certain

Interrogative phrase not initial Frequency: 10.0%

Example 31-27:
Bu kunpra kuze?
Bu
you
kunpra
bought
kuze?
what
You bought what?
Example 31-29:
Bu ta ben papia ku kenhi?
Bu
you
ta
mood
ben
come
papia
speak
ku
with
kenhi?
who
You are going to be speaking with whom?
Confidence:
Very certain