Value ‘Give’ in second position, recipient or beneficiary

Language:
Haitian Creole
Parameter:
'Give' serial verb constructions
References
Fattier 1998: vol. 1, p. 235-6

Examples

  1. Ou voye l ban mwen.
    Ou
    2sg
    voye
    send
    l
    3sg
    ban
    give
    mwen.
    1sg
    You have sent him/her/it to me.
    French: Tu me l'as envoyé.

    See Fattier 1998: vol. 3, p. 455

  2. Fo m mennen machin nan tounen ba li.
    Fo
    must
    m
    1sg
    mennen
    take
    machin
    car
    nan
    def
    tounen
    return
    ba
    give
    li.
    3sg
    I have to return the car to him.
    French: Il faut que je lui ramène la voiture.

    See Valdman et al. 1996: 152

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

    See Valdman et al. 2007: 72

  4. Mwen ouvri kè m ba ou.
    Mwen
    1sg
    ouvri
    open
    heart
    m
    3sg.poss
    ba
    give
    ou.
    2sg
    I have opened you my heart.
    French: Je t'ai ouvert mon coeur.

    See Desmarattes 1983: 51