tóo láa

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Tóo láa can be described as a noun + verb compound (lit. 'put name') which taken as a whole constitutes the equivalent of a plain transitive verb; alternatively, from a strictly formal point of view, it is perfectly possible to consider that tóo 'name' is the object of láa 'put', and that the noun phrase preceding tóo is the genitival dependent of tóo.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

Example

(66)
Kewó ye a dímmúsoo too laa Ámi la.
kew-ó
man-DEF
ye
PF.POS
a
3SG
dímmús-oo
daughter-DEF
too
name
laa
put
Ámi
Amy
la
OBL
‘The man called his daughter Amy.’

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