Datapoint Mixed Ma’a/Mbugu/Order of recipient and theme in ditransitive constructions

The recipient is closest to the verb; either as a full NP following the verb, or as a pronominal prefix preceding the verb stem; only the recipient can be in this pronominal object prefix slot for the verb 'give'.

Values

Subject – verb – recipient – theme

Example 62-58:
ém̩?ó m̩?aléta kú?u kikohle
é-m-?o
3sg-obj.3sg-give
m̩?aleta
girl
kú?u
his
kikohle
bracelet
He gives his girl friend a bracelet.
Example 62-57:
éku?óíye ahoní
é-ku-?o-íye
3sg-obj.2sg-give-prf
ahoni
what
What did he give you?
Confidence:
Certain