dádaa

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Dádaa expresses both 'make' and 'repair', but is fully productive in the sense of 'repair' only. In the sense of 'make', Mandinka rather tends to use either more specific verbs ('carve', 'sew', etc.), or the verb 'transform (into)'.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(245)
Kewó ye laaráŋo dádaa.
kew-ó
man-DEF
ye
PF.POS
laaráŋ-o
bed-DEF
dádaa
make/repair
‘The man made a bed / repaired the bed.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# MAKE Coding set Argument type
1 maker Ø A
2 made thing Ø P

Alternations