Datapoint Berbice Dutch/Transitive motion verbs: ‘pull’

The preposition fan 'from' is used to introduce ablatives. As can be seen here, it may combine with the general locative/directional postposition anga where the ablative is a location. For comparison, note also the example which shows the use of anga to express at-rest location.

Values

Special motion-from adposition

Example 28-134:
o wa sukwa fi kum, paka di tok fan di warianga
o
3sg
wa
pst
suku-a
want-ipfv
fi
for
kumu
come
paka
come.out
di
the
toko
child
fan
from
di
the
wari
house
anga
loc
He wanted to come [and] turn the boy out of the house.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 208

Example 28-135:
nuntɛ ʃi sel fan di man
nunu-tɛ
pull-pfv
ʃi
3sg.poss
selfu
self
fan
from
di
the
man
man
[She] pulled herself away from the man.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 594

Example 28-136:
en kanti lefu sautu mingi anga ka
eni
3pl
kanti
cannot
lefu
live
sautu
salt
mingi
water
anga
loc
ka
neg
They cannot live in salt water.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 207

Confidence:
Very certain