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Kang Kwong Luke and Adams Bodomo (2000). A comparative study of the semantics of serial verb constructions in Dagaare and Cantonese.

URL: http://www.benjamins.com/jbp/series/LiC/3-2/art/luk.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2374&langcode=yue (2018-10-18).


Example #1:

    (2) a. keoi5 maai5-zo2 zeon1 seoi2 jam2
    3.sg buy-perf cl water drink
    "S/he bought a bottle of water to drink."
Example #2:

    b. ngo5 waak6-zo2 zoeng1 kaat1 sung3 bei2 keoi5
    1.sg draw-perf cl        card give to 3.sg
    "I drew a card to give to him (as a gift)."
Example #3:

    (6) go3 ging2caat3 zuk1-zo2 go3 caak2
    cl police      catch-perf cl thief
    "The police caught the thief."
Example #4:

    (7) go3 ging2caat3 heoi3-zo2 zuk1 go3 caak2
    cl police      go-perf catch cl thief
    "The police went and arrested the thief."
Example #5:

    (9) a. ngo5 waak6-gan2 zoeng1 kaat1 sung3 bei2 keoi5
    1.sg draw-prog cl        card give to 3.sg
    "I was drawing a card for him (as a gift)."
Example #6:

    b. ngo5 mou5 waak6-dou3 zoeng1 kaat1 sung3 bei2 keoi5
    1.sg neg draw-imp cl           card give to 3.sg
    "I was not drawing a card for him (as a gift)."
Example #7:

    (11) keoi5 jau4 baak6-zo2 dou6 mun4
    3.sg paint white-perf cl door
    "S/he painted the door white."
Example #8:

    (13) keoi5 lo2 baa2 dou1 cit3 juk6
    3.sg take cl knife cut meat
    "S/he cut meat with a knife."
Example #9:

    (18) a. keoi5 paau2-gan2 gwo3 lai4
    3.sg run-prog cross come
    "S/he is running towards me."
Example #10:

    b. keoi5 teoi1-zo2 gaa3 daan1ce1 zau2
    3.sg push-perf cl bicycle away
    "S/he pushed the bicycle along."
Example #11:

    (20) keoi5 daap3 ce1 faan1 hok6haau6 bong1 ngo5 waan4-syu1
    3.sg take car go school           help 1.sg return-book
    "S/he took a bus to school to return a book for me."
Example #12:

    (3)       Ngo5 bong1 keoi5 gaau1 gung1 fo3
    1.sg help 3.sg submit assignment
    "I helped him/her submit an assignment."