Datapoint Pidgin Hawaiian/Ditransitive constructions with ‘give’

Values

Double-object construction Frequency: 87.5%

Example 71-105:
Wau makana keia upena kela haole.
Wau
1sg
makana
give
keia
this
upena
net
kela
det
haole.
white.foreigner
I gave this net to the white foreigner.
Example 71-97:
Oe aihue kela hua wau, oe ule pilau!
Oe
2sg
aihue
steal
kela
det
hua
fruit
wau,
1sg.poss
oe
2sg
ule
penis
pilau!
filthy
You stole my fruit, you scumbag!
Example 71-107:
Mahope wau makana kela haku kela dala.
Mahope
later
wau
1sg
makana
give
kela
det
haku
boss
kela
det
dala.
money
Then I gave the boss the money.
Confidence:
Very certain

Indirect-object construction Frequency: 12.5%

Example 71-106:
Iaia lawe mai haawi ia Henry alua omole.
Iaia
3sg
lawe
take
mai
dir
haawi
give
ia
obj
Henry
Henry
alua
two
omole.
bottle
He brought and gave two bottles to Henry.
Example 71-96:
Pehea oe aihue i ka dala?
Pehea
why
oe
2sg
aihue
steal
i
obj
ka
def
dala?
dollar
Why did you steal the dollar?
Confidence:
Very certain