Datapoint Nicaraguan Creole English/Applicative constructions

The examples show how benefactive meanings may be expressed.

Values

No applicative construction exists

Example 11-285:
Dis buot neva hav kanviinians fa di pasinja dem.
Dis
dem
buot
boat
neva
neg.pst
hav
have
kanviinians
convenience
fa
for
di
art.def
pasinja
passenger
dem.
pl
This boat had no toilets for the passengers.
Example 11-286:
Aal dis plies woz fa Mískito at di biginin.
Aal
all
dis
dem
plies
place
woz
cop.pst
fa
for
Mískito
Miskito
at
at
di
art.def
biginin.
beginning
At the beginning, the whole area belonged to the Miskitos.

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Confidence:
Very certain