Datapoint Cameroon Pidgin English/‘Take’ serial verb constructions

Values

Instrument of the second verb, with resumptive pronoun Frequency: 50.0%

Example 18-132:
I tek naif chuk me fo ay wit-am.
I
3sg.sbj
tek
take
naif
knife
chuk
pierce
me
1sg.obj
fo
for
ay
eye
wit-am.
with-3sg.obj
He/She stabbed me in the eye(s) with a knife.

Source: Balbina Ebong, p.c.

Confidence:
Certain

Theme of the second verb, literal interpretation possible Frequency: 50.0%

Example 18-130:
A tek naif giv yu.
A
1sg.sbj
tek
take
naif
knife
giv
give
yu.
2sg.obj
I gave you the knife.

Source: Balbina Ebong, p.c.

Example 18-131:
I tek naif chuk mi fo ay.
I
3sg.sbj
tek
take
naif
knife
chuk
stab
mi
1sg.obj
fo
for
ay.
eye
She/He stabbed me in the eye(s) with a knife.

Source: Balbina Ebong, p.c.

Confidence:
Very certain