Datapoint Berbice Dutch/Ditransitive constructions with ‘give’

In double object constructions, the indirect object precedes the direct object. No distinction is made between pronominals and full DPs. There is no special marking on either of the internal arguments.

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Double-object construction

Example 28-22:
en kɛnɛ pi eni en gutu ka
en
indf
kɛnɛ
person
pi
give
eni
3pl
en
indf
gutu
thing
ka
neg
Nobody gives them anything.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 590

Example 28-105:
o bi daten dekto an pit di man jɛrma
o
3sg
bi
say
dati
that
eni
3pl
deki-tɛ
take-pfv
o
3sg
an
and
pi-tɛ
give-pfv
di
the
man
man
jɛrma
woman
It is said that they abducted him and gave the man a woman.

Source: Kouwenberg 2007b: 35

Confidence:
Very certain