gbá

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A transitive verb; in the basic construction, the instrument argument is introduced by fi. Of the two verbs with the meaning HIT, only gbá occurs in the possessive alternation and in the Fi-ní alternation.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(175)
Ade gbá oríi mi.
Ade
Ade
gbá
hit
oríi
head.POSS
mi
1SG.POSS
‘Ade hit my head.’
(53)
Ade fi orógùn gbá oríi mi.
Ade
Ade
fi
take
orógùn
spatula
gbá
hit
oríi
head.POSS
mi
1SG.POSS
‘Ade hit my head with a spatula. / Ade hit me on the head with a spatula.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HIT Coding set Argument type
1 hitter Ø A
2 hittee Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
M This alternation is only possible with gbá, and not with ko̩lù. n
(55)
‘Ade hit my head (lit. Ade hit me on the head).’
U
M This alternation is only possible with gbá, and not with ko̩lù. n
(56)
‘Ade hit me with a spatula.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n