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

Values

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

Example 32-161:
El sabê kma vida e difisil.
El
3sg
sabê
know
kma
comp
vida
life
e
cop
difisil.
difficult
She knows that life is difficult.
Portuguese: Ela sabe que a vida é difícil.

Source: Swolkien 2012

Confidence:
Very certain

No complementizer Frequency: 30.0%

Example 32-162:
El sabê vida e difisil.
El
3sg
sabê
know
Ø
Ø
vida
life
e
cop
difisil.
difficult
She knows life is difficult.
Portuguese: Ela sabe que a vida é difícil.

Source: Swolkien 2012

Confidence:
Very certain