Datapoint Chinese Pidgin English/Motion-to and motion-from

Zero marking is used for both 'to' and 'from'. The two orientations are sometimes differentiated by using 'to' and 'from'.

Values

Identity and differentiation

Example 20-57:
米合高葛温店
My hap go court one time.
My
1sg
hap
pfv
go
go
court
court
one
one
time.
time
I have been to court once.

Source: Tong 1862: IV.32

Example 20-119:
She now no can go to Whampoa as before time.
She
3sg
now
now
no
neg
can
can
go
go
to
to
Whampoa
Whampoa
as
as
before
before
time.
time
Now she cannot go to Whampoa as before.

Source: Tilden 1834-46: 917

Example 20-117:
Hoppo truly too much angry English come him house.
Hoppo
Hoppo
truly
truly
too
too
much
much
angry
angry
English
English
come
come
him
3sg.poss
house.
house
Hoppo was very angry about the English coming to his house.

Source: Lindsay 1840: 290

Example 20-118:
Have hear any news come from that Melica si?
Have
pfv
hear
hear
any
any
news
news
come
come
from
from
that
dem
Melica
America
si?
side
Have you heard any news from America?

Source: Coffin 1869: 310

Example 20-116:
甘舌尼西
Come Sydney side.
Come
come
Sydney
Sydney
side.
side
(She) came from Sydney.

Source: Tong 1862: VI.32

Confidence:
Certain