fún

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This is a ditransitive verb; the basic construction involves the use of to introduce the theme. In the alternate construction, the theme is introduced by fi.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(77)
O̩bá fún o̩de̩ náà ní o̩mo̩ rè̩.
o̩bá
king
fún
give
o̩de̩
hunter
náà
DEF
PREP
o̩mo̩
child
rè̩
3SG.POSS
‘The king gave his child to the hunter.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# GIVE Coding set Argument type
1 giver Ø A
2 giving recipient Ø P
3 gift ní+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(78)
‘The king gave his child to the hunter.’
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