Datapoint Tok Pisin/Transitive motion verbs: ‘pull’

Values

Serial verb construction plus preposition Frequency: 70.0%

Example 22-146:
Em pulim dispela ol samting kam autsait.
Em
3sg
pulim
pull
dispela
this
ol
pl
samting
thing
kam
come
autsait.
outside
He pulled these things out.

Source: GUTP Corpus: WSP F17

Example 22-147:
Em pulim brata bilong em kam antap.
Em
3sg
pulim
pull
brata
brother
bilong
poss
em
3sg
kam
come
antap.
above
He pulled his brother out (of the hole).

Source: GUTP Corpus: WSP F17

Confidence:
Certain

At-rest marking is used to express motion-from Frequency: 30.0%

Example 22-80:
Bai mi pulim bikpela snek long susu bilong yu.
Bai
fut
mi
1sg
pulim
pull
bik-pela
big-mod
snek
snake
long
prep
susu
breast
bilong
poss
yu.
2sg
I will pull a big snake from your breast.

Source: GUTP Corpus: Female, 17 from West Sepik

Example 22-60:
Mi stap long dispela haus.
Mi
1sg
stap
stay
long
prep
dispela
this/that
haus.
house
I stay in this/that house.
Confidence:
Certain