nii

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With an object referring to a person, the usual interpretation of nii ‘offer’ is ‘marry (a girl)’.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(274)
Faá ye súŋkútoo nii kewó la.
faá
father.DEF
ye
PF.POS
súŋkút-oo
girl-DEF
nii
offer
kew-ó
man-DEF
la
BEN
‘The father married (lit. offered) the girl to the man.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# OFFER Coding set Argument type
1 offerer Ø A
2 offered to person Ø P
3 offering NP+la I

Alternations