Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Ditransitive constructions with ‘give’

Values

Indirect-object construction Frequency: 70.0%

Example 72-93:
Dat kirri im gibit jumok ngumpitku.
Dat
the
kirri
woman
im
3sg
gib-it
give-tr
jumok
smoke
ngumpit-ku.
man-dat
The woman gives a cigarette to the man.

Source: Meakins 2007: 432

Example 72-94:
Bat i bin gibit wanbala bo nyanuny husban.
Bat
but
i
3sg.s
bin
pst
gib-it
give-tr
wanbala
one
bo
dat
nyanuny
3sg.dat
husban.
husband
But she gave one to her husband.

Source: Gurindji Kriol database 2003-2006

Confidence:
Very certain

Double-object construction Frequency: 30.0%

Example 72-92:
Dat malyju gibit det man jumok.
Dat
the
malyju
boy
gib-it
give-tr
det
the
man
man
jumok.
cigarette
The boy gave the man a cigarette.

Source: Meakins 2007: 432

Confidence:
Very certain