Value ‘Come’ and ‘go’ directionals exist

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Directional serial verb constructions with 'come' and 'go'
References
Crowley 2002 ; Meyerhoff 2001

Examples

  1. Lili i putum top blong rop long han blong hem, hem i pusum i go
    Lili
    Lili
    i
    agr
    putum
    put
    top
    top
    blong
    poss
    rop
    vine
    long
    in
    han
    hand
    blong
    poss
    hem,
    3sg
    hem
    3sg
    i
    agr
    pusum
    push
    i
    agr
    go
    go
    Lili put the top of the vine in her hand and pushed it forward.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  2. afta oli sakem mi i go long solwota
    afta
    after
    oli
    agr
    sakem
    chuck
    mi
    1sg
    i
    agr
    go
    go
    long
    in
    solwota
    salt.water
    Then they chucked me in the ocean.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  3. Gavman i mas putum iko long palimen.
    Gavman
    government
    i
    agr
    mas
    must
    putum
    put
    iko
    agr.go
    long
    to
    palimen.
    parliament
    The government must put (the law) to parliament.