Datapoint Haitian Creole/Transitive motion verbs: ‘push’

Values

At-rest marking is used to express motion-to Frequency: 70.0%

Example 49-251:
Yo pouse machin nan nan twou a.
Yo
3pl
pouse
push
machin
car
nan
def
nan
in
twou
hole
a.
def
They pushed the car into a hole.
French: Ils/Elles ont poussé la voiture dans le trou.
Example 49-253:
Li nan ravin nan.
Li
3sg
nan
in
ravin
gully
nan.
def
He/She is in the gully.
French: Il/Elle est dans la ravine.
Confidence:
Very certain

Serial verb construction Frequency: 30.0%

Example 49-252:
Èske ou ka ede m pouse machin nan desann mòn nan?
Èske
q
ou
2sg
ka
can
ede
help
m
1sg
pouse
push
machin
car
nan
def
desann
go.down
mòn
mountain
nan?
def
Could you help me push the car down the hill?
French: Est-ce que tu peux m'aider à faire descendre la voiture le long de la pente?

Source: Valdman et al. 2007: 580

Confidence:
Very certain