Datapoint Berbice Dutch/Marking of patient noun phrases

Values

No marking of patient NPs

Example 28-58:
di tau bititɛ ʃi fingri an o dototɛ
di
the
tau
snake
biti-tɛ
bite-pfv
ʃi
3sg.poss
fingri
finger
an
and
o
3sg
doto-tɛ
die-pfv
The snake bit his finger and he died.

Source: Kouwenberg 2007a: 442

Example 28-59:
iʃi koptɛ en kui mɛto
iʃi
2pl
kopu-tɛ
buy-pfv
en
a/one
kui
cow
mɛtɛ
with
o
3sg
We bought a cow with it (i.e. the money).

Source: Kouwenberg 2007a: 440

Example 28-43:
gutu wa gjoftɛkɛ toro
gutu
thing
wa
pst
gjof-tɛ
hit-pfv
ɛkɛ
1sg
toro
eye
Something had hit my eye.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 607

Confidence:
Very certain