xwèrii

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No Xârâcùù verb has an equivalent meaning to "like". The choice to express such emotion is either by using xwèrii "to want" or nârâ "think of, have pity for someone".

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(54)
Xötö pwâxwâ xwèrii na kamûrû.
xötö
boy
pwâxwâ
much
xwèrii
want
na
PST
kamûrû
man
‘The boy liked the man.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LIKE WANT Coding set Argument type
1 liker wanter Ø A
2 liked entity wanted thing Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(227)
‘His desire for my house makes me angry.’
U
n
U
N n
C
y
C
N y
U
n
C
y
C
y
C
N y
U
n
U
N n