ràn...ló̩wó̩

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This is a bipartite verb, comprising of the verb root ràn + the preposition + the inherent NP o̩wó̩ 'hand'. The object of the verb is inserted in between the verbal half and the PP.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: V_V

Example

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O̩de̩ kan ran aláboyún náà ló̩wó̩.
o̩de̩
hunter
kan
INDEF
ran
render
aláboyún
pregnant.one
náà
DEF
ló̩wó̩
PREP.hand
‘A hunter helped the pregnant woman.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HELP Coding set Argument type
1 helper Ø A
2 helpee Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
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
U
N n