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da is the general term for 'eat', also used for eating fish and fruits; other verbs are more specific: 'eat starch', xwè 'eat meat', xwii 'eat sugarcane'

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(56)
Ke da nènö-rö nô.
ke
2SG
da
eat
nènö-rö
GEN.CLF(food)-2SG.POSS
fish
‘You are eating fish. / You are eating your food (which is) fish.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# EAT Coding set Argument type
1 eater Ø A
2 eaten food Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(175)
‘He doesn't eat much.’
(176)
‘Dui and Léo will eat separately.’
U
N n
C
M y
C
R y
(241)
‘The fish is biting.’
(271)
‘The fish is biting. / lit. The fishing line is biting.’
U
n
C
y
C
R y
(242)
‘They feed the people with fish.’
C
N y
U
n
C
R y
(299)
‘After the food sharing has been done, people sat to eat together.’
(300)
‘The meal is going to end soon. / It is not long and the meal will be finished.’
U
N n