Datapoint Berbice Dutch/Motion-to and motion-from

Motion-from is expressed by the preposition fan, and motion-to is expressed by the postposition anga [LOC], which is used with locative and directional verbs.
An alternative is to use a directional serial verb construction, whereby either mu 'go' or kumu 'come' appear as second verb following an earlier motion verb.

Values

Differentiation

Example 28-126:
o wa mutɛ maikoni ʃi tokap anga
o
3sg
wa
pst
mu-tɛ
go-pfv
maikoni
Maicony
ʃi
3sg.poss
toko-apu
child-pl
anga
loc
He had gone to Maicony, to his children.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 207

Example 28-132:
ori ʃi papa kumtɛ fan di plɛk nam kanʤi krik
ori
3sg
ʃi
3sg.poss
papa
father
kumu-tɛ
come-pfv
fan
from
di
the
plɛkɛ
place
nam
name
kanʤi
Canje
krik
Creek
Her father came from the place called Canje Creek.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 594

Example 28-149:
en juŋman wato mutɛ fan diskandi wɛr
en
one
jungu-man
young-man
wati
rel
o
3sg
mu-tɛ
go-pfv
fan
from
diʃi-kandi
this-side
wɛrɛ
again
a young man who came from overhere too

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 371

Example 28-127:
ju das haftu kon də mingjanga
ju
2sg
das
hab
haftu
have.to
kumu
come
di
the
mingi
water
anga
loc
You have to come into the water.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 207

Confidence:
Very certain