mêrê

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also means "hunger"

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(62)
Xötö mêrê.
xötö
boy
mêrê
hungry
‘The boy is hungry.’
(186)
Bwèrèkètè, ketè wâ paii ngê mêrê.
bwèrè-kètè
some-place
ketè
octopus
PFV
paii
sick
ngê
INS
mêrê
hunger
‘Sometimes, the octopus is starving.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE HUNGRY Coding set Argument type
1 hungry person Ø S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
U
n
C
N y
C
y
U
N n
C
N y
C
R y
C
N y
U
N n
C
R y
(248)
‘I am very hungry. / lit. My hunger is big.’
U
N n