Datapoint Hawai‘i Creole/Ditransitive constructions with ‘give’

Values

Indirect-object construction Frequency: 50.0%

Example 26-72:
hi wan tu tiʧ a staf tu ju foks
hi
3sg
wan
want
tu
to
tiʧ
teach
a
art
staf
stuff
tu
to
ju
2pl
foks
folk
He wants to teach the stuff to you folks.
Example 26-14:
ʃi wɛn ɹaɪʔ wan buk
ʃi
3sg.f
wɛn
pst.pfv
ɹaɪʔ
write
wan
art
buk
book
She wrote a book.

Source: Velupillai 2003a: 76

Example 26-75:
a wɛn giv bæk da glu tu ænti
a
1sg
wɛn
pst.pfv
giv
give
bæk
back
da
art
glu
glue
tu
to
ænti
auntie
I gave the glue back to Auntie.
Confidence:
Certain

Double-object construction Frequency: 50.0%

Example 26-73:
hi laik tiʧ ju foks a staf
hi
3sg
laik
desid
tiʧ
teach
ju
2pl
foks
folks
a
art
staf
stuff
He wants to teach you folks the stuff.
Example 26-43:
a gɔn klin ɔf dæd læn
a
1sg
gɔn
fut
klin
clean
ɔf
off
dæd
dem
læn
land
I'll clean off that land.

Source: Velupillai 2003a: 64

Example 26-74:
a wɛn giv ænti da glu
a
1sg
wɛn
pst.pfv
giv
give
ænti
auntie
da
art
glu
glue
I gave Auntie the glue.
Confidence:
Certain