Value Subject – verb – recipient – theme

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Order of recipient and theme in ditransitive constructions
References
Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

Examples

  1. hem i givim mi ol ting olsem mane wetem wan pis kaliko
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    givim
    give
    mi
    1sg
    ol
    pl
    ting
    thing
    olsem
    like
    mane
    money
    wetem
    with
    wan
    indf
    pis
    piece
    kaliko
    cloth
    He gave me things, like money and a piece of cloth.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings