to̩ro̩

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This is a transitive verb. In Yoruba, the regular verb of inquiry béèrè 'ask' is different from the request verb to̩ro̩ which translates to 'beg' in English. When the source argument is mentioned, it is always introduced by the preposition .

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(31)
Ade to̩ro̩ owó ní o̩wó̩ò̩ mi.
Ade
Ade
to̩ro̩
ask
owó
money
PREP
o̩wó̩ò̩
hand.POSS
mi
1SG.POSS
‘Ade asked for money from me. / Ade begged me for some money.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# ASK FOR Coding set Argument type
1 asker Ø A
2 requested thing Ø P
3 askee ní+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(32)
‘Ade asked for money. / Ade begged for money.’
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