xacè

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By itself, xacè means "call", but with an argument introduced by the instrumental preposition ngê, it means "to name" (that is: "call with")

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(140)
È dù mè ke xacè è ngê Myriam.
è
3SG
possible
that
ke
2SG
xacè
call
è
3SG
ngê
INS
Myriam
Myriam
‘You can call her Myriam.’
(91)
Xwârè bwa ke mââ ciköpuru na êê xacè ngê xwâ-Jarimwâ.
xwârè
river
bwa
DEM
ke
2SG
mââ
just
ciköpuru
cross
na
PST
êê
3SG.NPERS
xa-cè
speak-for.a.specific.goal
ngê
INS
xwâ-Jarimwâ
river-Jarimwâ
‘The river you just crossed is called river Jarimwâ.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# NAME Coding set Argument type
1 namer Ø A
2 namee Ø P
3 name ngê+NP I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
n
U
n
C
y
C
N y
U
n
C
y
C
R y
C
N y
U
R n
(195)
‘He calls his servants so that they go searching for his daughter.’
C
M y
U
N n