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Coding frame

Simplex Verb form
Verb type: V

Example

(68)
Òhí fí ójé úkpórán vbì ùòkhò.
òhí
Ohi
hit
ójé
Oje
úkpórán
stick
vbì
LOC
ùòkhò
back
‘Ohi hit Oje on his back with a stick. / Ohi hit a stick on Oje's back.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HIT Coding set Argument type
1 hitter Ø A
2 hittee Ø P
3 hitting instrument Ø I
4 hit location vbi+NP L

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(67)
‘Ohi hit Oje with a stick. / Ohi hit a stick on Oje.’
U
M n
(69)
‘A stick hit Oje on his back. / A stick hit Oje’s back.’
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
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n