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hear = listen

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(125)
Xwata kèè-sööté rè apaa tö nuö!
xwata
hear
kèè-sööté
NMLZ-make.noise
POSS
apaa
Daddy
in
nuö
forest
‘Listen to the noise that Daddy makes in the forest!’
(226)
È xwata kéé-tapö rè chaa döu.
è
3SG
xwata
hear
kèè-tapö
NMLZ-burst
POSS
chaa
one
döu
thing
‘He hears something bursting.’
(123)
Pwââxwâ xô mè xwata wîrî!
pwââxwâ
very
sing
that
xwata
hear
wîrî
2PL
‘Sing louder so that we can hear you!’
(287)
È wâ ché nämè: "wèi, jööpè nä, jè faxwata?"
è
3SG
PFV
ché
say
nämè
that
wèi
you.VOC
jööpè
what
DEM
what
fa-xwata
CAUS-hear
‘He said: "eh you! What is this, what is the news?"’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HEAR Coding set Argument type
1 hearer Ø A
2 heard sound Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(124)
‘He doesn't listen at all. / He doesn't listen to anything.’
U
N n
C
y
C
N y
U
n
C
y
C
R y
(270)
‘He will only tell one story. / He spontaneously tells a story.’
(305)
‘You said to me that you will tell me about the yam feast.’
C
N y
U
n
C
R y
(225)
‘He refuses to listen to you.’
U
N n