Datapoint Nigerian Pidgin/Coming from named places

Motion-from, including from named places, is normally expressed by the secondary preposition/ serialized verb frò̱m used in a variety of constructions.

Values

Serial verb plus preposition Frequency: 46.7%

Example 17-137:
Ìm (frò̱m) Òyó rìtó̱n ko̱m.
Ìm
3sg.sbj
(frò̱m)
(loc)
Òyó
Òyó
rìtó̱n
return
ko̱m.
come.loc
S/he returned from Òyó.

Source: Faraclas 1996: 155

Example 17-138:
Ìm rìtó̱n frò̱m Òyó ko̱m.
Ìm
3sg.sbj
rìtó̱n
return
frò̱m
loc
Òyó
Òyó
ko̱m.
come.loc
S/he came from Òyó.

Source: Faraclas 1996: 155

Confidence:
Very certain

Serial verb Frequency: 20.0%

Example 17-137:
Ìm (frò̱m) Òyó rìtó̱n ko̱m.
Ìm
3sg.sbj
(frò̱m)
(loc)
Òyó
Òyó
rìtó̱n
return
ko̱m.
come.loc
S/he returned from Òyó.

Source: Faraclas 1996: 155

Confidence:
Very certain

Preposition Frequency: 20.0%

Example 17-139:
Ìm (frò̱m) Òyó ko̱m.
Ìm
3sg.sbj
(frò̱m)
(loc)
Òyó
Òyó
ko̱m.
come
S/he came from Òyó.
Example 17-140:
Ìm ko̱m (frò̱m) Òyó.
Ìm
3sg.sbj
ko̱m
come
(frò̱m)
(loc)
Òyó.
Òyó
S/he came from Òyó.
Confidence:
Very certain

Postposition Frequency: 6.7%

Example 17-4:
À dè Kano frò̱m kò̱mót.
À
1sg.sbj
ncompl
Kano
Kano
frò̱m
loc
kò̱mót.
originate
I am from Kano.
Confidence:
Certain

No adpositional/case marking Frequency: 6.7%

Example 17-139:
Ìm (frò̱m) Òyó ko̱m.
Ìm
3sg.sbj
(frò̱m)
(loc)
Òyó
Òyó
ko̱m.
come
S/he came from Òyó.
Example 17-140:
Ìm ko̱m (frò̱m) Òyó.
Ìm
3sg.sbj
ko̱m
come
(frò̱m)
(loc)
Òyó.
Òyó
S/he came from Òyó.
Confidence:
unspecified