Datapoint Ghanaian Pidgin English/Transitive motion verbs: ‘push’

Values

Special motion-to preposition Frequency: 45.5%

Example 16-113:
kɔfi puʃ dɛ pikin fɔ gɔta
kɔfi
Kofi
puʃ
push
art
pikin
child
for
gɔta
gutter
Kofi pushed the child into the gutter.
Example 16-115:
waia gɔs we ì de (fɔ) dɛ wɔta
waia
wire
gɔs
gaze
we
comp
ì
3sg
de
cop
(fɔ)
(for)
art
wɔta
water
a wire gaze that is in the water
Confidence:
Very certain

At-rest marking is used to express motion-to Frequency: 45.5%

Example 16-113:
kɔfi puʃ dɛ pikin fɔ gɔta
kɔfi
Kofi
puʃ
push
art
pikin
child
for
gɔta
gutter
Kofi pushed the child into the gutter.
Example 16-115:
waia gɔs we ì de (fɔ) dɛ wɔta
waia
wire
gɔs
gaze
we
comp
ì
3sg
de
cop
(fɔ)
(for)
art
wɔta
water
a wire gaze that is in the water
Confidence:
Very certain

Serial verb construction Frequency: 9.1%

Example 16-114:
kɔfi puʃ dɛ pikin ɛnta gɔta
kɔfi
Kofi
puʃ
push
art
pikin
child
ɛnta
enter
gɔta
gutter
Kofi pushed the child into the gutter.
Confidence:
Very certain