Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of São Vicente/Ditransitive constructions with ‘give’

Values

Double-object construction Frequency: 90.0%

Example 32-94:
Tina dá se prufesor un flor.
Tina
Tina
give
se
3sg.poss
prufesor
teacher
un
det
flor.
flower
Tina gave her teacher a flower.
Portuguese: A Tina deu uma flor ao seu professor.

Source: Swolkien 2012

Example 32-92:
Purtugês tá guverná Kab Verd.
Purtugês
Portuguese
pst.ipfv
guverná
govern
Kab
Cape
Verd.
Verde
The Portuguese ruled Cape Verde.
Portuguese: Os portugueses governavam Cabo Verde.

Source: Swolkien 2012

Confidence:
Very certain

Indirect-object construction Frequency: 10.0%

Example 32-93:
Maria ta ben dá un flor pa se prufesor.
Maria
Maria
ta
prs
ben
come
give
un
det
flor
flower
pa
prep
se
3sg.poss
prufesor.
teacher
Maria is going to give a flower to her teacher.
Portuguese: Maria vai dar uma flor para o seu professor.

Source: Swolkien 2012

Example 32-1:
Nha tia fazê kmida.
Nha
1sg.poss
tia
aunt
fazê
make
kmida.
food
My aunt cooked food.
Portuguese: A minha tia fez a comida.

Source: Swolkien 2012

Confidence:
Very certain