faxwata

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derived verb: fa- causative prefix, xwata "to listen", "to understand"

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(45)
Kamûrû faxwata ngê chaa tèpë xù nèxuu.
kamûrû
man
fa-xwata
CAUS-listen
ngê
INS
chaa
one
tèpe
story
BEN
nèxuu
girl
‘The man tells a story to the girl.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TELL Coding set Argument type
1 teller Ø S
2 told content ngê+NP I
3 tellee xù+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
n
U
N n
C
y
C
N y
U
n
C
y
C
M y
(344)
‘Someone makes us listen to the song of a bird.’
C
N y
U
R n
(270)
‘He will only tell one story. / He spontaneously tells a story.’
C
R y
U
N n