Datapoint Berbice Dutch/Order of recipient and theme in ditransitive constructions

See Feature 60 "Ditransitive 'give' constructions".

Values

Subject – verb – recipient – theme

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