söpuru

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- 'beat' + -puru 'break into two parts widthwise'

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

(30)
Xötö söpuru na farawa (ngê nea).
xötö
boy
sö-puru
beat-two.parts
na
PST
farawa
bread
ngê
INS
nea
knife
‘The boy cut the bread (with the knife).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# CUT Coding set Argument type
1 cutter Ø A
2 cut thing Ø P
3 cutting instrument ngê+NP I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
n
U
N n
C
y
C
N y
U
n
C
y
C
R y
C
N y
U
n
C
R y
(253)
‘This is a knife for cutting meat/fish.’
U
N n