so̩ (1)

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This is a ditransitive verb in which the recipient is introduced by the preposition fún. The verb also has a marginal theme-dropping alternation.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(35)
Ade so̩ ò̩rò̩ náà fún mi.
Ade
Ade
so̩
tell
ò̩rò̩
word
náà
DEF
fún
PREP
mi
1SG.O
‘Ade told me about the matter. / Ade informed me of the matter.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TELL Coding set Argument type
1 teller Ø A
2 told content Ø P
3 tellee fún+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
M This alternation is marginal, as it assumes that both speaker and listener have a foreknowledge of the implied theme. n
(36)
‘Ade told me (of the matter). / Ade informed me (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