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send call

[Pan-Creole; cf. Papiamentu manda yama (lit, send call) to summon (E. Bendix p.c.) and Haitian voye chache (lit, send search) idem HCEFD; a calque on an African serial verb such as Twi ko fre (K. Aboagye p.c.) or Ibo je pua (Okolo p.c.), both lit. 'go call', or Yoruba pe wa (lit. 'call come') idem (Oyedeji p.c.)] phr. to send for someone; to summon. (Black)

Tags: calque, phrase

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Last update: 2011-08-09 05:10
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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