bori

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The default interpretation of bori is 'run', but depending on the context, this verb can be used to denote any kind of relatively quick moment (roll, etc.). Bori is used transitively in the specialized meaning 'ride (a horse or a donkey), drive (a vehicle)' only, and even in this meaning, the causative form bori-ndi (also used with the meaning 'make run') can be used too.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(165)
Díndíŋo boríta.
díndíŋ-o
child-DEF
borí-ta
run-PF.POS
‘The child ran (away).’
(166)
Kátoo boríta baŋkóo kaŋ.
kát-oo
ball-DEF
borí-ta
run-PF.POS
baŋk-óo
ground-DEF
kaŋ
on
‘The ball rolled on the ground.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# ROLL RUN Coding set Argument type
1 rolling entity runner Ø S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
C
R y
(169)
‘The man rode the horse / made the horse run.’
U
R n
(167)
‘The child ran (away).’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
M n
(168)
‘The man rode the horse.’
U
n