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

Values

Complementizer not synchronically related to ‘say’ Frequency: 64.3%

Example 31-162:
Es sabe ma na kel tenpu, es tinha ses kazinha.
Es
they
sabe
know
ma
comp
na
in
kel
that
tenpu,
time
es
they
tinha
had
ses
their
kazinha.
home
They know that during that time, they had their house.

Source: Lolota Brava, p.c. (2000)

Confidence:
Very certain

No complementizer Frequency: 35.7%

Example 31-163:
Bu sabe e se fidjadu.
Bu
you
sabe
know
Ø
Ø
e
he.is
se
his
fidjadu.
godson
You know it is his godson.

Source: Lolota Brava, p.c. (2000)

Confidence:
Very certain