maabo

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Mandinka has two verbs, nukuŋ and maabo, used in the same constructions with the meaning 'hide'. In addition to this meaning, maabo also expresses 'save', 'keep'.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(118)
Musóo ye kódoo maabo kewó ma.
mus-óo
woman-DEF
ye
PF.POS
kód-oo
money-DEF
maabo
hide
kew-ó
man-DEF
ma
OBL
‘The woman hid the money from the man.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HIDE Coding set Argument type
1 hider Ø A
2 hidden thing Ø P
3 hiding affectee NP+ma X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(121)
‘The money was hidden from the man.’
C
R y
(119)
‘The woman hid the child from the man.’
U
N n
(123)
‘The child hid from the man.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
R y
(120)
‘The woman made the child hide the money from the man.’
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
R n
(122)
‘The child hid from the man.’