Datapoint Sango/Transitive motion verbs: ‘push’

The only verb for 'push' is pusu from French pousser.

Values

At-rest marking is used to express motion-to Frequency: 70.0%

Example 59-244:
ala pusu koli ni na ya ti du ni
ala
3pl
pusu
push
koli
man
ni
det
na
prep
ya
inside
ti
of
du
hole
ni
det
They pushed the man into the hole.
Example 59-135:
lo oko la ake lango na ya ti da
lo
3sg
oko
one
laa
foc
a-yeke
pm-cop
lango
sleep
na
prep
ya
belly
ti
of
da
house
She alone slept habitually in the house.

Source: Samarin 2001a

Confidence:
Very certain

Serial verb construction plus preposition Frequency: 30.0%

Example 59-245:
ala pusu koli ni, ati na ya ti du ni
ala
3pl
pusu
push
koli
man
ni,
det
a-ti
pm-fall
na
prep
ya
inside
ti
of
du
hole
ni
det
They pushed the man into the hole.
Example 59-247:
ala gbu lo, abi lo na ya ti du ni
ala
3pl
gbu
seize
lo,
3sg
a-bi
pm-cast
lo
3sg
na
prep
ya
inside
ti
of
du
hole
ni
det
They seized him and threw him into the hole.
Confidence:
Very certain