gboo ku a

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: V_V

Example

(58)
Òjè gbóó élí ékhè kú à.
òjè
Oje
gbóó
break
élí
the
ékhè
pots
spread
à
CS
‘Oje broke the pots into pieces. / Oje broke the pots into smithereens.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BREAK Coding set Argument type
1 breaker Ø A
2 broken thing Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(59)
‘The pots broke into smithereens. / The pots broke into pieces.’
U
M n
(193)
‘Oje broke the pots all over the road.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
R n
(60)
‘Oje used a stone to break the pots into smithereens. / Oje broke the pots into pieces with a stone.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
M n
U
R n