Datapoint Cameroon Pidgin English/Order of recipient and theme in ditransitive constructions

Values

Subject – verb – theme – recipient Frequency: 70.0%

Example 18-87:
A bin giv chop fo di wuman.
A
1sg.sbj
bin
pst
giv
give
chop
food
fo
for
di
def.art
wuman.
woman
I gave the woman some food.

Source: Balbina Ebong, p.c.

Confidence:
Intermediate

Subject – verb – recipient – theme Frequency: 30.0%

Example 18-86:
A bin gif di wuman chop.
A
1sg.sbj
bin
pst
gif
give
di
art.def
wuman
woman
chop.
food
I gave the woman food.

Source: Balbina Ebong, p.c.

Confidence:
Very certain