me:-ru

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me:- is a form derived through the vowel coalescence from /mi-e-/ 'look.at-POT'

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(14)
Orenganja jarokkogodo me:da.
ore=nganja
1sg=EXP.TOP
jarokko=godo
boy=ACC
me:-da
see.POT-PST
‘I could see the boy.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SEE Coding set Argument type
1 seeer NP-exp X
2 seen entity NP-acc X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N N/A y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(10)
‘That man looked at the boy.’
U
N n
C
N y