Datapoint Seychelles Creole/Ditransitive constructions with ‘give’

The verb donnen 'to give' always occurs in a double-object construction, whereas other ditransitive verbs, e.g. dir 'to say', may also show the indirect-object construction, cf. Michaelis & Haspelmath (2003), Michaelis (2008).

Values

Double-object construction

Example 56-119:
Mon 'n donn Marcel en mang.
Mon
1sg
'n
prf
donn
give
Marcel
Marcel
en
a
mang.
mango
I gave Marcel a mango.

Source: Michaelis & Haspelmath 2003

Example 56-1:
Nou griy nou kafe.
Nou
1pl
griy
roast
nou
poss.1pl
kafe.
coffee
We roasted our coffee.

Source: Michaelis 1994: 69

Example 56-117:
I ti donn li senk roupi.
I
3sg
ti
pst
donn
give
li
3sg.obj
senk
five
roupi.
roupi
He gave him/her five roupis.
Confidence:
Very certain