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'tie' like its synonym so (see relevant record) is a transitive verb. However, while the form can occur in both the Inchoative-causative and Fi-ní alternations, the so form on the other hand can only occur in the Fi-ní alternation.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(85)
Ade fi okùn de e̩sè̩ mi.
Ade
Ade
fi
take
okùn
rope
de
tie
e̩sè̩
leg
mi
1SG.POSS
‘Ade tied my legs with a rope.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TIE Coding set Argument type
1 tier Ø A
2 tying instrument fi+NP I
3 tied thing Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(87)
‘Ade tied my legs with a rope.’
U
M Highly marginal, only used for this fixed expression as shown in the example. n
(88)
‘My heart is tied. / I am confident.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n