Datapoint Reunion Creole/Ditransitive constructions with ‘give’

Values

Double-object construction

Example 54-129:
Somanké, i fodra donn boug la in bout.
Somanke,
certainly
i
fin
fodra
must.fut
donn
give
boug
man
la
dem
en
indf
bout.
piece
Certainly, you will have to give the man a piece.
French: Sans manquer, il faudra donner un bout au type.

Source: Barat et al. 1977: 60

Example 54-1:
Le prèt malbar i pran in ti kouto.
def
prèt
priest
malbar
Indian
i
fin
pran
take
en
indf
ti
small
kouto.
knife
The Indian priest takes a small knife.
French: Le prêtre indien prend un petit couteau.

Source: Cellier 1982: 44

Confidence:
Very certain