Value Subject – verb – theme – recipient

Language:
Early Sranan
Parameter:
Order of recipient and theme in ditransitive constructions
References
Bruyn et.al. 1999: 343ff; van den Berg 2007: 231ff

Examples

  1. Wi zy gi pikien drinki na den didde zomma toe.
    Wi
    1pl
    sa
    fut
    gi
    give
    pikin
    little
    dringi
    drink
    na
    to
    den
    det.pl
    dede
    dead
    soma
    person
    tu.
    too
    We will give some liquor to the dead too.
    Dutch: Dan zellen wy met een onze Dooden wat Eeten en Drinken geeven. [op.cit.]

    See van Dyk ca. 1765: 109

  2. [...] va gi da moni na potiman.
    [...] fu gi da moni na pôtiman.
    [...] for give det.sg na poor-nmlz
    [...] to give the money to the poor.

    See Schumann 1781: 209