Datapoint Ghanaian Pidgin English/'Give' serial verb constructions

Values

‘Give’ in second position, recipient or beneficiary

Example 16-122:
wì rait rait dis tin tek giv dɛ gɔvmɛnt
1pl
rait~rait
write~write
dis
dem
tin
thing
tek
take
giv
give
art.def
gɔvmɛnt
government
We wrote this thing (letter) to the government.
Example 16-121:
à go boro mɔni giv àm
à
1sg.sbj
go
go
boro
borrow
mɔni
money
giv
give
àm
3sg.obj
I go and borrow money for her.

Source: Huber 1999: 239

Example 16-79:
à gò faind sɔm mɔni giv mà mɔda
à
1sg
fut
faind
find
sɔm
indf
mɔni
money
giv
give
1sg.poss
mɔda
mother
I will (find and) give some money to my mother.
Confidence:
Very certain