teyi (3)

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Teyi 'cross' is cognate with teyi 'cut' but has distinct syntactic properties: teyi 'cut' is a plain transitive verb used intransitively with a passive meaning exclusively, whereas teyi 'cross' lends itself to Oblique/Object Alternation.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(281)
Musóolu teyíta báa la.
mus-óo-lu
woman-DEF-PL
teyí-ta
cross-PF.POS
báa
river
la
OBL
‘The women crossed the river.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# CROSS Coding set Argument type
1 crosser Ø S
2 crossed place NP+la I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
C
R y
(283)
‘The man conveyed the women across the river.’
U
N n
U
R n
(282)
‘The women crossed the river.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n