pè mê

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means 'take'; it combines with the centripetal directional (= come) to mean 'bring' if A is near the addressee or the beneficiary, or it combines with the centrifugal directional (= go away) to mean 'bring" when A is not near the addresse or the beneficiary.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Examples

(16)
Nèxuu pè fè na péci ti afainû.
nèxuu
girl
take
go
na
PST
péci
book
ti
to
a-fa-inû
NMLZ-CAUS-learn
‘The girl brought the book to the teacher.’
(17)
Nèxuu pè mê na péci ti afainû.
nèxuu
girl
take
come
na
PST
péci
book
ti
to
a-fa-inû
NMLZ-CAUS-learn
‘The girl brought the book to the teacher.’
(185)
Apaa pè mê na puuchéé ku.
apaa
Dad
take
come
na
PST
puu-chéé
CLF-three
ku
yam
‘Dad brought three yams (or three hips of three yams each).’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BRING CARRY Coding set Argument type
1 bringer carrier Ø A
2 brought thing carried thing Ø P
3 bringing recipient carrying goal LOC L

Alternations