Datapoint Chinese Pidgin English/Transitive motion verbs: ‘push’

Examples are given using put since data are lacking for push.

Values

At-rest marking is used to express motion-to

Example 20-121:
砵地㗎唎答西爹布
Putee curry top side table.
Putee
put
curry
curry
top
top
side
side
table.
table
Put the curry on the table.

Source: Tong 1862: VI.41

Example 20-93:
㕭砵都乜治別地烟西利士雞品
You put too muchee paddy inside thisee capon.
You
2sg
put
put
too
too
muchee
much
paddy
paddy
inside
inside
thisee
dem
capon.
capon
You have stuck this capon full with paddy.

Source: Tong 1862: VI.28

Example 20-125:
He too much sorry inside, and have killum he-self.
He
3sg
too
too
much
much
sorry
sorry
inside,
inside
and
and
have
pfv
killum
kill
he-self.
3sg-refl
He felt very sorry and killed himself.

Source: Anonymous 1840: 36

Confidence:
Intermediate