Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of São Vicente/Generic noun phrases in subject function

Values

Bare singular noun phrase in languages with definite article Frequency: 63.6%

Example 32-42:
Galinha ta kmê midj.
Galinha
hen
ta
prs
kmê
eat
midj.
corn
Hens eat corn.
Portuguese: As galinhas comem milho.

Source: Swolkien 2012

Confidence:
Very certain

Singular noun phrase with indefinite articles Frequency: 27.3%

Example 32-43:
Un om ka ta txorá.
Un
det
om
man
ka
neg
ta
prs
txorá.
cry
Men don't cry.
Portuguese: Um homem não chora.

Source: Swolkien 2012

Confidence:
Very certain

Bare plural noun phrase in languages with definite article Frequency: 9.1%

Example 32-34:
Mergulhadores, es mergulhador ta mufiná zóna d'péska.
Mergulhadores,
scuba.diver.pl
es
dem.pl
mergulhador
scuba.diver
ta
prs
mufiná
destroy
zóna
zone
de
of
péska.
fishing
Scuba divers, these scuba divers spoil the fishing areas.
Portuguese: Os mergulhadores, estes mergulhadores estragam as zonas de pesca.

Source: Swolkien 2012

Confidence:
Very certain