Datapoint Guadeloupean Creole/‘Take’ serial verb constructions

Values

Instrument of the second verb, no resumptive pronoun Frequency: 50.0%

Example 50-160:
I pwan vwati touché Lapwent.
I
3sg
pwan
take
vwati
car
touché
arrive
Lapwent.
La.Pointe
S/he went to La Pointe by car.
French: Il/elle est allé(e) à La Pointe en voiture.

Source: Ludwig 1996: 248

Example 50-124:
I pwan hach a-y koupé bwa.
I
3sg
pwan
take
hach
axe
a-y
3sg.poss
koupé
cut
bwa.
wood
He cut the wood with the axe.
French: Il/elle a coupé le bois avec sa hache.

Source: Ludwig 1996: 248

Confidence:
Certain

Theme of the second verb, literal interpretation possible Frequency: 50.0%

Example 50-159:
I pran lenj a-y pann-li.
I
3sg
pran
take
lenj
cloth
a-y
3sg.poss
pann-li.
hang-3sg.obj
She hung up her cloth.
French: Il/elle a suspendu son linge.

Source: Ludwig 1996: 249

Confidence:
Certain