kúmándi (2)

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Mandinka has two verbs with the meaning ‘call’: kíli and kúmándi. They can be used interchangeably in the same constructions. Formally, kúmándi is a causative verb derived from kúma ‘speak, talk’, but its synchronic meaning cannot be directly explained from this etymology.

Coding frame

Example

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Kewó ye kambaanôo kúmándi moo hákílíntáŋo la.
kew-ó
man-DEF
ye
PF.POS
kambaan-ôo
boy-DEF
kúmándi
call
moo
person
hákílíntáŋ-o
stupid-DEF
la
OBL
‘The man called the boy a fool.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# NAME Coding set Argument type
1 namer Ø A
2 namee Ø P
3 name NP+la I

Alternations