Datapoint Cameroon Pidgin English/Order of subject, object, and verb

Values

Subject-verb-object (SVO)

Example 18-75:
Ndikum no fit draif moto.
Ndikum
Ndikum
no
neg
fit
be.able
draif
drive
moto.
car
Ndikum cannot drive a car.

Source: Ayafor 2008: 439

Example 18-39:
So troki i wuman put ol haf haf botul-dem an ston fo autsayd.
So
so
troki
turtle
i
3sg.poss
wuman
wife
put
put
ol
all
haf~haf
half~half
botul-dem
bottle-pl
an
and
ston
stone
fo
for
autsaid.
outside
So the wife of the turtle put all broken bottles and stones outside (lit. So the wife of the turtle put all pieces of bottles and stones outside).

Source: Bellama et al. 1983: 85

Example 18-1:
A don tchop bif.
A
1sg.sbj
don
pfv
tchop
eat
bif.
meat
I have eaten meat.

Source: de Féral 1989: 65

Confidence:
Very certain