sii

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In Mandinka, báluu 'be alive' is not used in the sense of 'live somewhere'. This meaning is most commonly rendered as sii.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(170)
Díndíŋo siíta siiráŋo kaŋ.
díndíŋ-o
child-DEF
sií-ta
sit-PF.POS
siiráŋ-o
chair-DEF
kaŋ
on
‘The child sat on the chair.’
(172)
Díndíŋo bárímmaa bé siíriŋ Siicóori.
díndíŋ-o
child-DEF
bárímmaa
uncle
LOC.COP
sií-riŋ
sit-RES
Siicóori
Ziguinchor
‘The child's uncle lives in Ziguinchor.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LIVE SIT SIT DOWN Coding set Argument type
1 liver sitter sitdowner Ø S
2 living place sitting place sitting-down place LOC L

Alternations