Datapoint Seychelles Creole/‘Take’ serial verb constructions

Values

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

Example 56-134:
Apre ou pran goni ou toufe.
Apre
then
ou
2sg
pran
take
goni
jute.bag
ou
2sg
toufe.
choke
Then you choke [the fish] with the jute bag. OR: Then you take the jute bag and choke [the fish].
French: Après, vous prenez des sacs en toile de jute et vous étouffez [le poisson]. (Bollée & Rosalie 1994: 223)

Source: Bollée & Rosalie 1994: 222

Confidence:
Certain

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

Example 56-42:
I pran trwa kat bobin i roule.
I
3sg
pran
take
trwa
three
kat
four
bobin
bobbin
i
3sg
roule.
twine
He took three, four bobbins and twined them together. OR: He twined three, four bobbins together.

Source: Michaelis 1994: 65

Confidence:
Very certain