pa...mó̩

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A bipartite verb; the object of the verb is sometimes inserted between the two halves of the verb in a construction that appears like a serial verb construction i.e., NP pa NP mó̩. This is the basic construction. There is also the alternate construction in which fi is used to introduce the theme. In this construction the form of the verb is preserved as a single unit.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: V_V

Example

(73)
Obìrin náà pa ojúu rè̩ mó̩.
obìrin
woman
náà
DEF
pa
V1
ojúu
eye.POSS
rè̩
3SG.POSS
mó̩
V2
‘The woman hid her face.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HIDE Coding set Argument type
1 hider Ø A
2 hidden thing Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(74)
‘The woman hid her face.’
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