Datapoint Sango/Order of subject, object, and verb

Values

Subject-verb-object (SVO)

Example 59-1:
melenge ti lo oko amu koli, kol ni ate zo
melenge
child
ti
of
lo
3sg
oko
one
a-mu
pm-take
koli,
man
koli
man
ni
det
a-te
pm-eat
zo
person
His one child married a man; the man ate people.
Example 59-2:
lo ke faa gi zo
lo
3sg
ke
cop
faa
kill
gi
only
zo
person
He was (habitually) killing only people (not animals).
Example 59-6:
lango agbu le ti kogara na ape
lango
sleep
a-gbu
pm-grab
le
eye
ti
of
kogara
in-law
ni
det
ape
neg
The mother-in-law was not overcome by sleep.
Example 59-3:
to kol ti ni aga amu samba na lo, [...]
tongana
if
koli'
man
ti
of
ni
1sg.log
a-ga
pm-come
a-mu
pm-give
samba
beer
na
prep
lo,
3sg
[...]
[...]
(She said) if my husband should come and offer you beer, [...].
Example 59-4:
kol na aleke zembe kwe
koli
man
ni
det
aleke
sm.prepare
zembe
knife
kwe
all
The husband prepared the knife to perfection. OR: The husband sharpened the knife to perfection.

Source: Samarin 2007

Example 59-5:
kol ni amu lege ahon' na ngonda
koli
man
ni
det
amu
sm.take
lege
path
ahon'
sm.depart
na
prep
ngonda
bush
The husband took off and went to the bush.

Source: Samarin 2007

Confidence:
Very certain