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Also frequently occurring as V1 in serial constructions.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(19)
Nèxuu nû na péci xù afainû.
nèxuu
girl
send
na
PST
péci
book
BEN
a-fa-inû
NMLZ-CAUS-learn
‘The girl sent the book to the teacher.’
(20)
Nèxuu nû na péci ti mwâinû.
nèxuu
girl
send
na
PST
péci
book
ti
to
mwâ-inû
house-learn
‘The girl sent the book to school.’
(197)
Nâ nû na pââü rè nâ ti xwârè.
1SG
send
na
PST
pââü
COLL.child
POSS
1SG
ti
at
xwârè
river
‘I sent my children to the river.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SEND Coding set Argument type
1 sender Ø A
2 sent thing Ø P
3 sending recipient xù+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
n
U
N n
C
y
C
N y
U
M n
(279)
‘It would be good if I am not expelled from school!’
C
y
C
R y
C
N y
U
n
C
R y
(310)
‘First the men must be sitting at their place before sending the dogs.’
U
N n