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'pour' like its synonym ro̩ (see relevant record) is used transitively. When a location is included, the choice of relevant preposition is determined by whether the theme is poured "in" or poured "on". If the former, is used; and if the latter, is used. Furthermore, the choice between and ro̩ is determined by the size of the 'entrance' of the object. For an object with a narrow entrance, e.g., a bottle, ro̩ is used. But if the entrance is wide, e.g., a bucket or a bushel, is used. Also, both forms occur in the possessive alternation; however, only occurs in the Inchoative-causative alternation.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(91)
Ade da epo sí inúu garawa.
Ade
Ade
da
pour
epo
oil
PREP
inúu
interior.POSS
garawa
bushel
‘Ade poured some oil into a bushel.’
(93)
Ade da epo lé oríi mi.
Ade
Ade
da
pour
epo
oil
PREP
oríi
head.POSS
mi
1SG.POSS
‘Ade poured some oil on my head.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# POUR Coding set Argument type
1 pourer Ø A
2 poured substance Ø P
3 pouring goal LOC L

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(95)
‘The oil poured.’
U
M n
(94)
‘Ade poured some oil on my head.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n