Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of São Vicente/Complementizer with verbs of speaking

Values

Complementizer not synchronically related to ‘say’ Frequency: 70.0%

Example 32-159:
Es ta dzê kma pédra tanben ta seí kór.
Es
they
ta
prs
dzê
say
kma
comp
pédra
stone
tanben
also
ta
prs
seí
come.out
kór.
expensive
They say that stones also come out expensive.
Portuguese: Dizem que as pedras também saem caro.

Source: Swolkien 2012

Confidence:
Very certain

No complementizer Frequency: 30.0%

Example 32-160:
El dzê el tá bá peská.
El
3sg
dzê
say
Ø
Ø
el
3sg
pst.ipfv
go
peská.
fish
She said she used to go fishing.
Portuguese: Disse que costumava ir à pesca.

Source: Swolkien 2012

Confidence:
Very certain