Value Double-object construction

Language:
Haitian Creole
Parameter:
Ditransitive constructions with ‘give’

Examples

  1. Larivyè a kraze pon an lè dlo a te monte.
    Larivyè
    river
    a
    def
    kraze
    demolish
    pon
    bridge
    an
    def
    when
    dlo
    water
    a
    def
    te
    ant
    monte.
    rise
    The river demolished the bridge when the water rose.
    French: La rivière a démoli le pont quand l’eau est montée.

    See Valdman et al. 2007: 313

  2. Mari ba timoun yo yon jwèt.
    Mari
    Marie
    ba
    give
    timoun
    child
    yo
    def.pl
    yon
    indf
    jwèt.
    toy
    Marie gave a toy to the children.
    French: Marie a donné un jouet aux enfants.

    See Fattier & Sörés 1999: 54

  3. Pòl bay Anita yon mango.
    Pòl
    Paul
    bay
    give
    Anita
    Anita
    yon
    indf
    mango.
    mango
    Paul gave Anita a mango.
    French: Paul a donné une mangue à Anita.

    See Fattier & Sörés 1999: 54

  4. M a pote liv la ba wou.
    M
    1sg
    a
    fut
    pote
    bring
    liv
    book
    la
    def
    ba
    to
    wou.
    2sg
    I will bring you the book.
    French: Je t'apporterai le livre.

    See Fattier & Sörés 1999: 54

  5. Pote liv la ba papa ou.
    Pote
    bring
    liv
    book
    la
    def
    ba
    prep
    papa
    father
    ou.
    2sg
    Take the book to your father.
    French: Apporte le livre à ton père.

    See Valdman et al. 2007: 72

  6. Fè travay la ban mwen!
    do
    travay
    work
    la
    def
    ban
    prep
    mwen!
    1sg
    Do the work for me!
    French: Fais-moi le travail!

    See Valdman et al. 2007: 72

  7. Sa ou pote pou mwen jodi a?
    Sa
    dem
    ou
    2sg
    pote
    bring
    pou
    prep
    mwen
    1sg
    jodi
    today
    a?
    def
    What are you bringing me today?
    French: Qu'est-ce que tu m'apportes aujourd'hui?

    See Valdman et al. 2007: 576