Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Order of recipient and theme in ditransitive constructions

Values

Subject – verb – theme – recipient 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

Confidence:
Very certain

Subject – verb – recipient – theme 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