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This verb only requires two participants (1 and 2). As for the 3-participant (the stealing source), there are two ways of expressing it: i. 1 2-acc 3-po (ex. 287) V; ii. 1 2-acc 3-acc V-appl (ex. 288). Notice that the former coding frame uses a locative source while the latter uses a double object construction.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(4)
Empo tomita etbwa.
empo
2sg.subj
tomi-ta
money-acc
etbwa
steal
‘You are stealing money.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# STEAL Coding set Argument type
1 stealer NP-nom A
2 stolen thing NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
U
n
U
R n
(287)
‘Juan stole money from the house.’
C
y
C
R y
(288)
‘Juan stole money from Maria.’
U
n
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y