fabata

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derived verb: fa- "causative prefix" + bata "fear"

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(51)
Kamûrû fabata na xötö.
kamûrû
man
fa-bata
CAUS-fear
na
PST
xötö
boy
‘The man frightened the boy.’
(166)
Rî fabata ngê kura chaa ketè kèèrèmè rè catoa kè nêmwââ-rè.
1PL.INCL
fa-bata
CAUS-fear
ngê
INS
kura
lobster
chaa
one
ketè
octopus
kèèrè-mè
like-that
3SG
catoa
go.out
from
nêmwââ-rè
hole-3SG
‘We frighten the lobster with an octopus so that it gets out of its hole.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FRIGHTEN Coding set Argument type
1 frightener Ø A
2 frightenee Ø P

Alternations