Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Brava/Complementizer with verbs of speaking

Values

Complementizer not synchronically related to ‘say’ Frequency: 58.3%

Example 31-158:
E fra kumodi es faze kuma un reunian.
E
He
fra
say
kumodi
that
es
they
faze
make
kuma
like
un
a
reunian.
reunion
He said that they made like a reunion.

Source: Rocha, Belmira Coelho, p.c. (2000)

Example 31-161:
Ta fla-l ki ubi pasa, komu mi, N ta fla ki'N ubi pasa.
Ta
hab
fla-l
say-him
ki
comp
ubi
hear
pasa,
take.place
komu
like
mi,
me
N
I
ta
hab
fla
say
ki'N
comp.I
ubi
hear
pasa.
take.place
We hear that it took place, like me, I say that I heard it took place.
Example 31-159:
El fra-l kuma el e di Brava tanbe.
El
he
fra-l
say-him
kuma
that
el
he
e
is
di
from
Brava
Brava
tanbe.
too
He said that he's from Brava, too.

Source: Artur, p.c. (2000)

Confidence:
Very certain

No complementizer Frequency: 41.7%

Example 31-160:
Ma N fra N ta tira un foto.
Ma
but
N
I
fra
say
N
I
ta
fut
tira
take
un
a
foto.
picture
But I said that I will take a picture.

Source: Artur, p.c. (2000)

Confidence:
Very certain