Datapoint Tok Pisin/Directional serial verb constructions with 'come' and 'go'

Values

‘Come’ and ‘go’ directionals exist

Example 22-148:
Baga ia torome kam autsaid ia.
Baga
bugger
ia
foc
torome
throw.away
kam
come
autsaid
outside
ia.
foc
The bugger threw it outside.

Source: GUTP Corpus

Example 22-150:
Ol dokta salim em i go bek.
Ol
pl
dokta
doctor
salim
send
em
3sg
i
pm
go
go
bek.
back
The doctors sent him back.

Source: GUTP Corpus

Example 22-149:
Meri ia [...] kisim dispela kanu pusim kam long wara.
Meri
woman
ia
foc
[...]
[...]
kisim
take
dispela
this
kanu
canoe
pusim
push
kam
come
long
prep
wara.
water
The woman [...] pushed the canoe into the water.

Source: GUTP Corpus: Simbu M 18

Example 22-151:
Mi kisim sampla banana kam.
Mi
1sg
kisim
take
sampla
some
banana
banana
kam.
come
I brought some bananas.

Source: GUTP Corpus: Simbu F16

Confidence:
Very certain