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V = manner of manipulation verb

'steal' is construed as end state resulting from incremental repositioning of an object, no simple predicate for 'steal' ; one can say 'x seized y from z' with x miee z y but this does not mean 'steal'

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: V_V

Examples

(164)
Òjè dó ọ́lí úkpùn nwú.
òjè
Oje
engage.in.stealth
ọ́lí
the
úkpùn
cloth
nwú
take.hold.SG
‘Oje stole the cloth.’
(165)
Òjè dó élí éwè húá.
òjè
Oje
engage.in.stealth
élí
the
éwè
goats
húá
take.hold.PL
‘Oje stole the goats.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# STEAL Coding set Argument type
1 stealer Ø A
2 stolen thing Ø P

Alternations