Value No marking of patient NPs

Language:
Berbice Dutch
Parameter:
Marking of patient noun phrases

Examples

  1. gutu wa gjoftɛkɛ toro
    gutu
    thing
    wa
    pst
    gjof-tɛ
    hit-pfv
    ɛkɛ
    1sg
    toro
    eye
    Something had hit my eye.

    See Kouwenberg 1994a: 607

  2. di tau bititɛ ʃi fingri an o dototɛ
    di
    the
    tau
    snake
    biti-tɛ
    bite-pfv
    ʃi
    3sg.poss
    fingri
    finger
    an
    and
    o
    3sg
    doto-tɛ
    die-pfv
    The snake bit his finger and he died.

    See Kouwenberg 2007a: 442

  3. iʃi koptɛ en kui mɛto
    iʃi
    2pl
    kopu-tɛ
    buy-pfv
    en
    a/one
    kui
    cow
    mɛtɛ
    with
    o
    3sg
    We bought a cow with it (i.e. the money).

    See Kouwenberg 2007a: 440