ráns̩é̩

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This is a three-argument verb; in the basic construction, the theme is introduced by fi, while the recipient is introduced by . However, it occurs in the Recipient-dropping alternation, in which and its argument can be dropped. The understanding is that the recipient can be contextually inferred, but not the theme.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(80)
Ade fi owó ráns̩é̩ sí mi.
Ade
Ade
fi
take
owó
money
ráns̩é̩
send
PREP
mi
1SG.O
‘Ade sent some money to me.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SEND Coding set Argument type
1 sender Ø S
2 sent thing fi+NP I
3 sending recipient sí+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
M Although the recipient is omitted, it can be contextually inferred. n
(79)
‘Ade sent some money.’
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