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This is a transitive verb; if the source argument is included in the construction, it is always introduced by .

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(66)
Ade gba ìwé náà ní ilé-ìwé.
Ade
Ade
gba
take
ìwé
book
náà
DEF
PREP
ilé-ìwé
house-book
‘Ade took the book from the school. / Ade collected the book from the school.’
(65)
Ade gba ìwé náà.
Ade
Ade
gba
take
ìwé
book
náà
DEF
‘Ade took the book. / Ade collected the book.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TAKE Coding set Argument type
1 taker Ø A
2 taken thing Ø P
3 taking source ní+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
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
U
N n