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The meaning 'put' in Yoruba expressed by combining fi with a relevant locative preposition, such as or . There is a possessive alternation with this verb; but this is marginal, as it is restricted to a possessive situation.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(89)
Ade fi owó sí àpò mi.
Ade
Ade
fi
take
owó
money
put
àpò
pocket
mi
1SG.POSS
‘Ade put some money in my pocket.’
(195)
Adé fi owó lé oríì mi.
Adé
Ade
fi
take
owó
money
PREP
oríi
head.POSS
mi
1SG.POSS
‘Ade put money on my head.’
(196)
Adé fi owó lé mi ní orí.
Adé
Ade
fi
put
owó
money
PREP
mi
1SG.O
PREP
orí
head
‘Ade put money on my head.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# PUT Coding set Argument type
1 putter Ø A
2 put thing Ø P
3 putting goal LOC L

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
M n
(90)
‘Ade put some money in my pocket.’
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