kàn

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This is a transitive, <NP V NP>; and it has the same distribution as its counterpart (see relevant record). The instrument argument is introduced by fi in the basic construction. The verb can also occur in both the possessive and Fi-ní alternations.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(57)
Ade fi igi kàn mí.
Ade
Ade
fi
take
igi
stick
kàn
touch
1SG.O
‘Ade touched me with a stick.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TOUCH Coding set Argument type
1 toucher Ø A
2 touching instrument fi+NP I
3 touchee Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(58)
‘Ade touched me with a stick.’
U
R 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