fîgai

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compound: - 'hit with an instrument' + -kai 'crumble'. Fîgai means beat hard, as with a whip, while fîda means beat gently.

Coding frame

Verb type: VV

Example

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Xötö fîgai na mârâdii ngê köökwââ.
xötö
boy
fî-kai
hit.with.instrument-crumble
na
PST
mârâdii
snake
ngê
INS
köö-kwââ
extremity-tree
‘The boy beat the snake with the stick.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BEAT Coding set Argument type
1 beater Ø A
2 beatee Ø P
3 beating instrument ngê+NP I

Alternations