lafi

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Lafi means 'want' and 'like'.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(30)
Kewó lafíta kambaanóo la.
kew-ó
man-DEF
lafí-ta
like-PF.POS
kambaan-óo
boy-DEF
la
OBL
‘The man liked the boy.’
(31)
Kewó lafíta kódoo la.
kew-ó
man-DEF
lafí-ta
want-PF.POS
kód-oo
money-DEF
la
OBL
‘The man wants money.’
(33)
Kambaanóo lafíta kitáaboo la.
kambaan-óo
boy-DEF
lafí-ta
like/want-PF.POS
kitáab-oo
book-DEF
la
OBL
‘The boy wants/likes the book.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LIKE WANT Coding set Argument type
1 liker wanter Ø S
2 liked entity wanted thing NP+la I

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