Value ‘Give’ in second position, recipient or beneficiary

Language:
Early Sranan
Parameter:
'Give' serial verb constructions
References
Bruyn et.al. 1999; van den Berg 2007: 345ff

Examples

  1. Mi no ben du krukkutu gi hem.
    Mi
    1sg
    no
    neg
    ben
    pst
    du
    do
    krukutu
    wrong
    gi
    give
    en.
    3sg
    I didn't do him wrong.
    German: Ich habe ihm kein Unrecht gethan. [Schumann 1783:149]

    See Schumann 1783: 149

  2. Dem sa hoppo dorro gi hem.
    Den
    3pl
    sa
    fut
    hondru
    open
    doro
    door
    gi
    give
    en.
    3sg
    They will open the door for him.

    See Schumann 1781: 167

  3. Kaba dem tu sissa senni muffe gi Jesus, dem takki: [...].
    Kaba
    and
    den
    3pl
    tu
    two
    sisa
    sister
    seni
    send
    mofo
    word
    gi
    give
    Jesus,
    Jesus
    den
    3pl
    taki:
    say
    [...].
    [...]
    And the two sisters sent a message to Jesus, saying [...].

    See Schumann 1781: 199