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This verb combines with either of the prepositions nípa 'about' or sí. However, in the preposition-dropping alternation, the variant form is used. The meaning of the construction remains the same.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(15)
Ade ronú nípa ò̩rò̩ náà.
Ade
Ade
ronú
think
nípa
PREP
ò̩rò̩
word
náà
DEF
‘Ade thought about the matter (lit. Ade thinks about the word).’
(16)
Ade ronú sí ò̩rò̩ náà.
Ade
Ade
ronú
think
PREP
ò̩rò̩
word
náà
DEF
‘Ade thought of the matter. / Ade thinks of the matter.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# THINK Coding set Argument type
1 thinker Ø S
2 thought content nípa+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(17)
‘Ade thought about the matter. / Ade thinks about/of the matter.’
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