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Semantic range like English 'leave' - can be used where agent moves away from patient, or drops off the patient somewhere, or desists from an activity. The derived benefactive form is prefixed with wa, with the o changing to w (thus or > wawr) but the infinitive is the same.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(157)
Ymam norte yande dmab.
ymam
3sgERG
n-or-te
M:α-leave-ND:IPF:3sgA
yande
3sgGEN
dmab
wife
‘He's left/divorced his wife.’
(158)
Buder, ynd bende baskel yrgab tondn nnorndn.
buder
friend
ynd
1sgERG
bende
2sgGEN
baskel
bicycle
yrgab
river
tond-n
bank-LOC
n-n-or-nd-n
M:α-TOW-leave-ND:PF-1sgA
‘Friend, I left your bicycle by the river bank.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LEAVE Coding set Argument type
1 leaver NP-erg & V.act X
2 left place/person NP-abs X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
y
C
y
U
n
U
n
C
R y
(214)
‘I'll leave a sadness for you.’
C
y
C
y
U
n
C
y
U
n
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
U
n
U
n