Value Subject-verb-object (SVO)

Language:
Cameroon Pidgin English
Parameter:
Order of subject, object, and verb
References
Todd 1991: 56

Examples

  1. A don tchop bif.
    A
    1sg.sbj
    don
    pfv
    tchop
    eat
    bif.
    meat
    I have eaten meat.

    See de Féral 1989: 65

  2. So troki i wuman put ol haf haf botul-dem an ston fo autsayd.
    So
    so
    troki
    turtle
    i
    3sg.poss
    wuman
    wife
    put
    put
    ol
    all
    haf~haf
    half~half
    botul-dem
    bottle-pl
    an
    and
    ston
    stone
    fo
    for
    autsaid.
    outside
    So the wife of the turtle put all broken bottles and stones outside (lit. So the wife of the turtle put all pieces of bottles and stones outside).

    See Bellama et al. 1983: 85

  3. Ndikum no fit draif moto.
    Ndikum
    Ndikum
    no
    neg
    fit
    be.able
    draif
    drive
    moto.
    car
    Ndikum cannot drive a car.

    See Ayafor 2008: 439