pùùtè

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This is an intransitive verb, with a subject comprising two coordinated phrases. Or, if the subject is singular, the verb is followed by a coordinated phrase, and one of the components refers to the subject (ex. 88);
The verb may also (but seldom) occur with the middle prefix, as in (136).

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(86)
Dèèri mê anyââ pùùtè tö Kwênyêngêrê.
dèèri
people
and
anyââ
Mummy
pùùtè
meet
at
Kwênyêngêrê
Kwênyêngêrê
‘People and Mummy meet at Kwênyêngêrê.’
(87)
Kamûrû mê nèxuu pùùtè na.
kamûrû
man
and
nèxuu
girl
pùùtè
meet
na
PST
‘The man met the girl.’
(88)
Kamûrû pùùtè na niè mê nèxuu.
kamûrû
man
pùùtè
meet
na
PST
niè
3SG.INDEP.PRON
and
nèxuu
girl
‘The man met the girl. / lit. The man met, he and the girl.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# MEET Coding set Argument type
1 meeter Ø S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(136)
‘I think we will meet [again] one day...’
(233)
‘People from a clan are gathering.’
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
n
C
y
C
M y
C
N y
U
n
C
R y
U
N n