nya a

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(76)
Òjè nyá úsúọ́kà á.
òjè
Oje
nyá
tear
úsúọ́kà
maize.ear
á
CS
‘Oje tore off an ear of maize. / Oje ripped an ear of maize off.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TEAR Coding set Argument type
1 tearer Ø A
2 torn thing Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(77)
‘The ear of maize got torn off. / The ear of maize got ripped off.’
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
R n
(203)
‘Oje tore an ear of maize from the stalk. / Oje ripped an ear of maize from the stalk.’
U
N n
U
N n