dómo

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Dómo 'eat' is the only Mandinka verb whose antipassive form (dómó-ri) is used not only as an action noun, but also as a verb.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(10)
Díndíŋo ye mbúuroo dómo.
díndíŋ-o
child-DEF
ye
PF.POS
mbúur-oo
bread-DEF
dómo
eat
‘The child ate the bread.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# EAT Coding set Argument type
1 eater Ø A
2 eaten food Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(11)
‘The bread was eaten.’
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N The only verb whose antipassive form (dómó-ri) is used not only as an action noun, but also as a verb. n
(12)
‘The child ate.’
(13)
‘The child ate.’
U
N n
C
R y
(14)
‘The man made the child eat the bread.’
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n