Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of Brava/Complements of 'think' and 'want'

In some varieties, it is possible to find atxa ki 'think that' (as seen in another example listed under this feature) instead of atxa ma. It is also worth noting that there is a tense distinction between the clauses introduced by ma or ki and those introduced by pa. Ma and ki select for tensed clauses whereas pa selects for infinitival clauses.

Values

Different complementizer

Example 31-165:
E mi speransa, N t’atxa kuma e more dja sigo.
E
it.is
mi
my
speransa,
hope
N
I
t’atxa
hab.find
kuma
comp
e
he
more
die
dja
like
sigo.
this
It is my hope, I think that he died just like that.

Source: Elvira, p.c. (2000)

Example 31-166:
N t'atxa ki keli e mutu bon.
N
I
t'atxa
hab.find
ki
comp
keli
this
e
is
mutu
very
bon.
good
I find that this is very good.
Example 31-167:
Pedro kre pa nu bai.
Pedro
Pedro
kre
want
pa
for
nu
we
bai.
go
Pedro wants us to go.
Confidence:
Very certain