je̩

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This is a transitive verb; if the verb has a direct object with a possessive construction, it can occur in the possessive alternation.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(1)
Ade je̩ è̩wà.
Ade
Ade
je̩
eat
è̩wà
beans
‘Ade ate beans.’
(173)
Ade je̩ ónje̩è̩ mi.
Ade
Ade
je̩
eat
ónje̩è̩
food.POSS
mi
1SG.POSS
‘Ade ate my food.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# EAT Coding set Argument type
1 eater Ø A
2 eaten food Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
M This alternation is marginal because it only occurs with the possessive construction. n
(2)
‘Ade ate my food.’
(174)
‘Ade ate my food.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n