Datapoint Cameroon Pidgin English/Ditransitive constructions with ‘give’

Values

Indirect-object construction Frequency: 70.0%

Example 18-84:
A 'don 'giv 'buk fo 'yi.
A
1sg.sbj
don
pfv
giv
give
buk
book
fo
for
i.
3sg.obl
I have given her/him a book.

Source: de Féral 1989: 67

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:
Certain

Double-object construction Frequency: 30.0%

Example 18-85:
A 'don 'giv 'yi 'buk.
A
1sg.sbj
don
pfv
gif
give
i
3sg.obj
buk.
book
I have given her/him a book.

Source: de Féral 1989: 67

Confidence:
Certain