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This is a transitive verb; if the instrument is mentioned, it can only be introduced by fi. There is no alternate. A possessive alternation is possible (i.e., external possession) if the construction expresses a possession (e.g. 'The doctor killed my child').

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(47)
O̩ló̩pàá náà pa adigunjalè kan.
o̩ló̩pàá
police
náà
DEF
pa
kill
adigunjalè
armed.robber
kan
INDEF
‘The police man killed an armed robber.’
(179)
Onís̩ègùn náà pa o̩mo̩ò̩ mi.
onís̩ègùn
doctor
náà
DEF
pa
kill
o̩mo̩ò̩
child.POSS
mi
1SG.POSS
‘The doctor killed my child.’
(48)
O̩ló̩pàá náà fi ìban pa adigunjalè kan.
o̩ló̩pàá
police
náà
DEF
fi
take
ìban
gun
pa
kill
adigunjalè
armed.robber
kan
INDEF
‘The policeman killed an armed robber with a gun.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# KILL Coding set Argument type
1 killer Ø A
2 killee Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
M n
(180)
‘The doctor killed my child.’
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