Datapoint Cameroon Pidgin English/Transitive motion verbs: ‘push’

Values

At-rest marking is used to express motion-to Frequency: 70.0%

Example 18-120:
Lea push Maria fo insayd hol.
Lea
Lea
push
push
Maria
Maria
fo
for
insayd
inside
hol.
hole
Lea pushed Maria into the hole.

Source: Balbina Ebong, p.c.

Example 18-123:
I bin go waka fo insayd fores.
I
3sg.sbj
bin
pst
go
go
waka
walk
fo
for
insayd
inside
fores.
forest
He was walking in the forest.

Source: questionnaire data 1999-2000

Example 18-122:
Lea push Maria fo hol.
Lea
Lea
push
push
Maria
Maria
fo
for
hol.
hole
Lea pushed Maria into the hole.

Source: Balbina Ebong, p.c.

Example 18-16:
Wan boi an wan gel di plei fo rut.
Wan
indf.art
boi
boy
an
and
wan
indf.art
gel
girl
di
ipfv
plei
play
fo
for
rut.
road
A boy and a girl are playing in the street.

Source: questionnaire data 1999-2000

Confidence:
Very certain

Serial verb construction plus preposition Frequency: 30.0%

Example 18-121:
Lea push Maria enta fo insayg hol.
Lea
Lea
push
push
Maria
Maria
enta
enter
fo
for
insayg
inside
hol.
hole
Lea pushes/pushed Maria into the hole.

Source: Balbina Ebong, p.c.

Confidence:
Very certain