Qs: Prepositional Dative as the Only Ditransitive?
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Is anyone aware of languages in which the only possible ditransitive construction is the construction usually referred to as the ''prepositional dative''? In many languages there are two variants of ditransitives, the ''double object construction'' (I gave my friend a book) and the ''prepositional dative construction'' (I gave a book to my friend). As far as a know, the prepositional dative construction is the only one available in languages like Persian, French and Italian. Is this phenomenon attested more widely?