Datapoint Fa d’Ambô/Ditransitive constructions with ‘give’

Values

Indirect-object construction Frequency: 65.0%

Example 38-116:
Amu da wan kuzu da bo.
Amu
1sg
da
give
wan
art
kuzu
thing
da
give
bo.
2sg
I gave you something.

Source: Post 1994: 200

Confidence:
Certain

Double-object construction Frequency: 35.0%

Example 38-114:
Malá da pédel tabaku.
Malá
Maria
da
give
pé-de-eli
father-of-3sg
tabaku.
tabacco
Mary gives the tobacco to her father.

Source: Post 1994: 197

Example 38-115:
Amu fa bo xosai.
Amu
1sg
fa
speak
bo
2sg
xo-sai.
thing-dem
I tell you this.

Source: Post 1994: 201

Example 38-107:
Pay da mina dyielu.
Pai
father
da
give
mina
child
dyielu.
money
The father gives the money to the child.
Confidence:
Intermediate