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'give' differs from díi 'give' not only in its alignment (indirective for díi, secundative for ), but also in its semantics: implies that the theme will remain in the possession of the recipient, whereas díi carries no such implication.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(129)
Karammóo ye kambaanóo so kitáaboo la.
karammóo
teacher
ye
PF.POS
kambaan-óo
boy-DEF
so
give
kitáab-oo
book-DEF
la
OBL
‘The teacher gave the book to the boy.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# GIVE Coding set Argument type
1 giver Ø A
2 giving recipient Ø P
3 gift NP+la I

Alternations