Datapoint Tok Pisin/Experiencer constructions with ‘headache’

Values

Body-part is subject Frequency: 70.0%

Example 22-55:
Lek bilongen pen.
Lek
leg
bilong-en
poss-3sg
pen.
pain
His leg hurt.

Source: GUTP Corpus: Boy aged around 9 from Eastern Highlands

Example 22-118:
Bel bilong em pen.
Bel
belly
bilong
poss
em
3sg
pen.
pain
He had a stomach ache.

Source: GUTP Corpus: Madang F12

Confidence:
Very certain

Experiencer is subject Frequency: 30.0%

Example 22-116:
Em pilim pen.
Em
3sg
pilim
feel
pen.
pain
He felt pain.

Source: Keesing 1988: 15 year old boy from east Sepik

Example 22-117:
Bai yupela i pilim pen.
Bai
fut
yupela
2pl
i
pm
pilim
feel
pen.
pain
You will feel pain.

Source: GUTP Corpus: ESP M15

Confidence:
Very certain