Datapoint Chinese Pidgin Russian/Complementizer with verbs of speaking

Indirect speech constructions are not typical for Chinese Russian Pidgin; usually, direct speech constructions are used even in narrations.

Values

No complementizer

Example 65-137:
Я говори, земля работай надо – его не понимай.
Ja gavari, zimlia rabotaj nada, iwo ne panimaj.
Ja
1sg
gavari,
say
zimlia
land
rabotaj
work
nada,
must
iwo
3sg
ne
neg
panimaj.
understand
I tell him that we ought to work the land, but he does not understand it.

Source: Fadeev 1982: 230

Example 65-90:
Jevó dúmaj majá jevó céna daváj.
Jiwo dumaj maja jiwo cena dawaj.
Jiwo
3sg
dumaj
think
maja
1sg
jiwo
3sg
cena
price
dawaj.
give
He thinks that I will give him some money.

Source: Jabłońska 1957: 168

Example 65-138:
Завтра, однако, всё люди фанза ходи, тебе скажи: Люди! Земля работай надо.
Zawtəra, adnaka, sio liudi fanza xadi, tibe səkaʒi: Liudi, ʒimlia rabotaj nada.
Zawtəra,
tomorrow
adnaka,
intens
sio
pl
liudi
people
fanza
house
xadi,
go
tibe
2sg
səkaʒi:
say
Liudi,
people
ʒimlia
land
rabotaj
work
nada.
necessary
Tomorrow you definitely have to visit people's houses and say: People, you have to cultivate the land! OR : Tomorrow you have to come to each house and urge people to start farming.

Source: Fadeev 1982: 230

Confidence:
Very certain