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This verb can mean 'send', in which case the T is indexed on the verb, or 'farewell, say farewell to', in which case it is the person being farewelled (sent off), also a T. In the first case, the recipient is coded as a dative adjunct. So far no evidence of this verb taking a benefactive applicative.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(22)
Ynd ḡénzér kp tande anaipap yngatembandn.
ynd
1sgERG
ḡénzér_kp
money
tande
1sgGEN
an-aipap
older.brother-DAT2
y-ng-atemba-nd-n
3sgU:α-AW-send-ND:PST.PF-1sgA
‘I send the money to my brother.’
(23)
Ynd totr yngatembetan.
ynd
1sgERG
totr
now
y-ng-atembe-ta-n
3sgU:α-AW-send-ND:B.IPF-1sgA
‘I'm sending it now.’
(24)
Bñe ynd te yngatembandn.
bñe
letter
ynd
1sgERG
te
CPL
y-ng-atemb-and-n
3sgU:α-AW-send-ND:PST.PF-1sgA
‘I've already sent the letter.’
(216)
Yndbem bm natembetam.
yndbem
1nsgERG
bm
2ABS
n-atembe-ta-m
2sgU:α-send.off-ND:IPF-1nsgA
‘We say farewell to you.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SEND Coding set Argument type
1 sender NP-erg & V.act A
2 sent thing NP-abs & und.V P
3 sending recipient NP-dat X

Alternations

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n
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