faa (1)

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Faa is a labile verb; the coding frame corresponding to its transitive use has been arbitrarily selected, but faa with the coding frame S > V is also the counterpart of 'S dies'.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(106)
Kambaanóo ye saá faa faŋó la.
kambaan-óo
boy-DEF
ye
PF.POS
saá
snake.DEF
faa
kill
faŋ-ó
cutlass-DEF
la
OBL
‘The boy killed the snake with a cutlass.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# KILL Coding set Argument type
1 killer Ø A
2 killee Ø P
3 killing instrument NP+la I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
M n
(107)
‘The sheep died / was killed.’
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
R y
(108)
‘The man made his son kill the sheep.’
C
N y
U
N n
U
n
U
R n
(107)
‘The sheep died / was killed.’