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The meaning of changes according to the indirect object, which may be introduced by different prepositions. "from X" necessitates the use of the non-beneficiary preposition taa.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(73)
Nèxuu pè na péci taa afainû.
nèxuu
girl
take
na
PST
péci
book
taa
NBEN
a-fa-inû
NMLZ-CAUS-learn
‘The girl took the book from the teacher. / The girl got the book from the teacher.’
(204)
Pè cè mîrî nä taa Famuru!
take
for.a.specific.goal
mîrî
plate
DEM
taa
NBEN
Famuru
Famuru
‘Take the plate from (the hands of) Famuru!’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# GET TAKE Coding set Argument type
1 receiver taker Ø A
2 received thing taken thing Ø P
3 receiving source taking source taa+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
n
U
N n
C
y
C
M y
(272)
‘This child is juggling.’
U
n
C
y
C
R y
C
N y
U
n
C
R y
U
N n