Datapoint Fa d’Ambô/Order of recipient and theme in ditransitive constructions

Values

Subject – verb – recipient – theme Frequency: 58.3%

Example 38-117:
Am fa bo xosai.
Amu
1sg
fa
speak
bo
2sg
xo-sai.
thing-dem
I tell you this.

Source: Post 1994: 201

Example 38-108:
Malá da pédel tabaku.
Malá
Maria
da
give
pé-de-eli
father-of-1sg
tabaku.
tabacco
Mary gives the tabacco to her father.

Source: Post 1994: 197

Confidence:
Certain

Subject – verb – theme – recipient Frequency: 41.7%

Example 38-118:
Am da wankuz da bo.
Amu
1sg
da
give
wan-kuzu
art-thing
da
give
bo.
2sg
I gave you something.

Source: Post 1994: 200

Confidence:
Certain