bwiika

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The form bwiika can be transitive and intransitive without using any formal marker. However, the only possible object is 'a song'.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(78)
Maria bwiikam bwiika.
Maria
Maria
bwiika-m
song-pl
bwiika
sing
‘Maria is singing songs.’
(162)
Maria bwiika.
Maria
Maria
bwiika
sing
‘Maria is singing. / Maria sings.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SING Coding set Argument type
1 singer NP-nom A
2 song NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
M n
(23)
‘My grandmother sings to me.’
C
R y
(595)
‘I am singing for someone.’
C
R y
(361)
‘The man made the woman sing a song.’
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
R y
(596)
‘The songs can be sung.’
C
N y
C
R y
(597)
‘The songs are being sung for my mother.’
C
R y
(598)
‘Those songs were sung.’
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y