díyaa

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The basic meaning of this verb, cognate with the adjective díimaa 'pleasant, easy', is 'be pleasant', 'be easy'; in combination with the benefactive postposition ye, it constitutes a possible (and very common) counterpart of 'like'.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(264)
Ñiŋ báyoo díyáata musóo ye.
ñiŋ
DEM
báy-oo
cloth-DEF
díyáa-ta
be_pleasant-PF.POS
mus-óo
woman-DEF
ye
BEN
‘The woman likes this cloth.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LIKE Coding set Argument type
1 liker Ø S
2 liked entity NP+ye X

Alternations