kígbe

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This verb like its synonym jágbe (see relevant record), is a complex transitive verb, which morphologically consists of a transitive verb root and an inherent object. However, unlike its synonym which can only introduce its argument with the preposition mó̩, kígbe can introduce its argument with either mó̩ or . The difference in the constructions involving mó̩ and is that, mó̩ is confrontational, while is only used to get someone's attention.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(34)
Ade kígbe mó̩ O̩ló̩run.
Ade
Ade
kígbe
cry.noise
mó̩
PREP
O̩ló̩run
God
‘Ade shouted at God.’
(33)
Ade kígbe sí O̩ló̩run.
Ade
Ade
kígbe
cry.noise
PREP
O̩ló̩run
God
‘Ade shouted to God. / Ade cried out to God.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SHOUT AT Coding set Argument type
1 shouter Ø S
2 shoutee mó̩+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
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U
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U
N n