Value Double-object construction

Language:
Belizean Creole
Parameter:
Ditransitive constructions with ‘give’
References
Escure 2004

Examples

  1. I wan tek ova fu di nɛks tu owaz dɛn i wan gye bod di waʧ wayl dɛ layt.
    I
    3sg
    wan
    want
    tek
    take
    ova
    over
    fu
    for
    di
    the
    nɛks
    next
    tu
    two
    owaz
    hours
    dɛn
    then
    i
    3sg
    wan
    want
    gye
    give
    bod
    Bod
    di
    the
    waʧ
    watch
    wayl
    while
    prog
    layt.
    light
    He wanted to take over for the next two hours, then he wanted to give Bod the watch while it was still light.

    See Escure 1993a: 242

  2. (Di dog dem) gi dem di wom pilz dem.
    (Di
    (the
    dog
    dog
    dem)
    them)
    gi
    give
    dem
    them
    di
    the
    wom
    worm
    pilz
    pills
    dem.
    them
    Give them (the dogs) their worm pills.

    See Escure 2004: 541