Value Subject – verb – theme – recipient

Language:
Chinese Pidgin English
Parameter:
Order of recipient and theme in ditransitive constructions
References
Tong 1862: VI.64; Tong 1862: VI.4; Tong 1862: VI.39; Tong 1862: VI.16

Examples

  1. 沽厘合刦咧打希
    Coolie hap give letter he.
    Coolie
    coolie
    hap
    pfv
    give
    give
    letter
    letter
    he.
    3sg
    The coolie has given the letter to him.

    See Tong 1862: VI.39

  2. 刦地士尺甘不多
    Give thisee check compradore.
    Give
    give
    thisee
    dem
    check
    check
    compradore.
    compradore
    Give this check to the compradore.

    See Tong 1862: VI.16