Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Brava/Marking of possessor noun phrases

Values

Adpositional or case marking of possessor

Example 31-78:
Nu djobe trabadju pa nu ka mexe mon na nada k'e di djenti.
Nu
we
djobe
look
trabadju
work
pa
for
nu
we
ka
neg
mexe
put
mon
hand
na
on
nada
nothing
k'e
that.is
di
of
djenti.
people
We look for work so that we don't steal people's things.

Source: Argi Avera field work corpus 2000

Example 31-4:
fidju di kristan, fidju di Deus
fidju
son
di
of
kristan,
Christian
fidju
son
di
of
Deus
God
sons of Christians, sons of God

Source: Idilha Alves, p.c. (2000)

Example 31-19:
Nha ka sta pensa na kel renda di kaza.
Nha
you
ka
neg
sta
asp
pensa
think
na
of
kel
the
renda
rent
di
of
kaza.
house
You are not thinking about the house rent.

Source: Argi Avera field work corpus 2000

Confidence:
Very certain