Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(100)
È xô xöru bare kèèrè märä.
è
3SG
sing
xöru
well
bare
also
kèèrè
as
märä
bird
‘He sings as well as birds.’
(99)
Xötö xô na (chaa söö).
xötö
boy
sing
na
PST
chaa
one
söö
song
‘The boy sang (a song).’
(155)
Êê nä bare xô rè söö dèèri néxä xöru mè ba xô wânîî.
êê
3SG.INDEF
IPFV
bare
also
sing
IPFV
söö
song
dèèri
people
néxä
know
xöru
well
so.that
ba
group
sing
wânîî
all
‘One also sings songs people know well so that all the assembly will sing.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SING Coding set Argument type
1 singer Ø S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
U
N n
C
y
C
y
U
n
C
N y
C
R y
C
N y
U
n
C
R y
(293)
‘He is calling me in order to sing.’
(318)
‘And how are we going to sing his song?’
U
N n