po̩n...kún

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A bipartite verb; the object is always inserted between the two halves of the verb. Its synonym is ro̩...kún (see relevant record). The choice of both forms of the verb is determined by the size of the 'entrance' of the object, a wide entrance versus a narrow entrance. Po̩n...kún is used for the former, while ro̩...kun is used for the latter.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: V_V

Example

(101)
Ade po̩n omi kún garawa náà.
Ade
Ade
po̩n
pour
omi
water
kún
full
garawa
bushel
náà
DEF
‘Ade filled the bushel with water.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FILL Coding set Argument type
1 filler Ø A
2 filling material Ø P
3 filled container Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
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
U
N n