mwârâ

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The verb means "to laugh" or "to play".

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(106)
Pa xûûchî mwârâ tö nèkèxûâ.
pa
COLL
xûûchî
child
mwârâ
play
at
nèkèxûâ
outside
‘The children are playing outside.’
(107)
Pâê nä tèpe mê mwârâ döbwanä ri nä pètù rè döxöu.
pâê
COLL.woman
IPFV
tèpe
talk
and
mwârâ
laugh
döbwanä
while
ri
3PL
IPFV
pètù
plait
IPFV
döxöu
mat
‘Women are talking and laughing while they are plaiting mats.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LAUGH PLAY Coding set Argument type
1 laugher player Ø S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(188)
‘I am laughing at this story.’
U
N n
U
n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
R y
U
N n
C
R y
(306)
‘A refusal is each time provoking bursts of laughter.’
U
N n