Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Brava/Interrogative pronouns

Ki tenpu 'when' is the only compound pronoun.
All wh- argument and adverbial words may be accompanied by the following particle ki, but ki may also be absent.

Values

One compound expression

Example 31-49:
Ki tenpu bu ta bai Merka?
Ki
ki
tenpu
when
bu
you
ta
mood
bai
go
Merka?
America
When will you be going to America?
Example 31-50:
Ki tenpu mininu ta nase?
Ki
when
tenpu
when/time
mininu
child
ta
mood
nase?
be.born
When is the child due?
Example 31-44:
Kuze nu sabe?
Kuze
what
nu
we
sabe?
know
What do we know?

Source: Baptista 2002

Example 31-45:
Modi ki'N pode djuda-bu?
Modi
how
ki'N
that.I
pode
can
djuda-bu?
help-you
How can I help you?
Example 31-46:
Kuandu ki bu kre bai Merka?
Kuandu
when
ki
that
bu
you
kre
want
bai
go
Merka?
America
When do you want to go to America?
Example 31-48:
Midju, bu sabe kuze k’e midju?
Midju,
corn
bu
you
sabe
know
kuze
what
k’e
that.is
midju?
corn
Corn, do you know what corn is?

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

Example 31-47:
Kenhi ki ten se kaza na dja Braba, el e riku.
Kenhi
who
ki
that
ten
has
se
his
kaza
house
na
in
dja
dja
Braba,
Braba
el
he
e
is
riku.
rich
Whoever has a house in Brava is rich.

Source: Argi Avera field work corpus 2000

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