Datapoint Tok Pisin/Order of subject, object, and verb

Values

Subject-verb-object (SVO)

Example 22-4:
Tupela pikinini blongen go kisim lip banana.
Tu-pela
two-mod
pikinini
child
blong-en
poss-3sg
go
go
kisim
get
lip
leaf
banana.
banana
His two children went to fetch banana leaves.

Source: GUTP Corpus: WNB F10

Example 22-1:
Yumi gat ol liklik dok.
Yumi
1pl.incl
gat
have
ol
pl
liklik
small
dok.
dog
We have little dogs.

Source: GUTP Corpus

Example 22-3:
Em bai inap wokim haus.
Em
3sg
bai
fut
inap
abil
wokim
make
haus.
house
He'll be able to build a house.
Confidence:
Very certain