Datapoint Guyanais/Ditransitive constructions with ‘give’

In my corpus data, the verb bay 'give' always occurs in a double-object construction, whereas other ditransitive verbs (e.g. dir 'say') may also show the indirect-object construction, just as in Seychelles Creole.

Values

Double-object construction

Example 52-1:
mo manman bat timoun-yan
mo
my
manman
mother
bat
beat
timoun-yan
children-art
My mother beat the children.

Source: Jennings & Pfänder 2013+

Example 52-19:
mo ba Georges liv-a
mo
I
ba
give
Georges
George
liv-a
book-the
I gave Georges the book.

Source: Jennings & Pfänder 2013+

Confidence:
Intermediate