Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Brava/Functions of reduplication

Values

Only iconic functions

Example 31-60:
El saí faxi-faxi.
El
he
saí
leave
faxi~faxi.
quickly~quickly
He left very quickly.

Source: Baptista 2003

Example 31-61:
Gentis lebadu bárku-bárku, es more mónti-mónti.
Gentis
people
lebadu
carried
bárku~bárku,
boat~boat
es
they
more
died
mónti~mónti.
heap~heap
People were carried away boat after boat, they died in numbers.

Source: Veiga 1987: 210

Example 31-62:
N kre mininus dos dos.
N
I
kre
want
mininus
children
dos~dos.
two~two
I want children by pairs.
Example 31-63:
fusku; fusku fusku
fusku;
drunk
fusku~fusku
dawn~dawn
drunk; dawn

Source: Baptista (2003)

Confidence:
Certain