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A transitive verb; it can also be used intransitively under the inchoative-causative alternation. It can also occur in the Possessive alternation if the basic construction expresses a possession.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(70)
Oje-ò̩gè̩dè̩ náà bó as̩o̩ò̩ mi.
oje-ò̩gè̩dè̩
sap-banana
náà
DEF
peel
as̩o̩ò̩
cloth.POSS
mi
1SG.POSS
‘The banana sap peeled (off) my cloth. / The banana sap bleached my cloth.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# PEEL Coding set Argument type
1 peeler Ø A
2 peeled object Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(72)
‘My cloth peeled (off). / My cloth was bleached.’
U
M n
(71)
‘The banana sap peeled (off) my cloth. / The banana sap bleached my cloth.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n