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'cover' like its synonym (see relevant record) is used transitively. The theme is basically introduced by fi. However, in an alternate construction, the theme is introduced by . Of the two forms, only occurs in the Inchoative-causative alternation. Both occur in the Possessive alternation and the Fi-ní alternation.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(96)
Ade fi as̩o̩ bò mí.
Ade
Ade
fi
take
as̩o̩
cloth
cover
1SG.O
‘Ade covered me with a (piece of) cloth.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# COVER Coding set Argument type
1 coverer Ø A
2 cover fi+NP I
3 covered thing Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
M This is a fixed expression in the language, which makes it marginal. n
(98)
‘My secret was covered. / My secret is unexposed.’
U
M n
U
R n
(204)
‘Ade covered me with a (piece of) cloth.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n