o-ta

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Applicative o-ta [to.APPL-dig/draw] ‘pour sth on/into sth’ (lit. ‘draw sth on/into sth’ (vd) < ta ‘dig/draw sth (water etc.)’ (vt). Cf. the base construction in ex. (241)

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(8)
Ratcako sum hene ponno oro ota wa uhuyka.
ratcako
lamp
sum
oil
hene
for.example
pon-no
little-ADV
or-o
place-POSS
o-ta
APPL.LOC-dig
wa
and
uhuy-ka
burn-CAUS
‘Pour at least some lamp oil there and light it.’
(241)
Wakka ta wa ek.
wakka
water
ta
dig.up/scoop
wa
and
ek
come.SG
‘Go draw some water.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# POUR Coding set Argument type
1 pourer subj.V A
2 poured substance obj.V P
3 pouring goal Ø X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
M y
C
N y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
N y
C
y
C
N y
C
y
C
N y