fi...sílè̩

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This is a complex verb with three parts, fi++ilè̩. The NP locative argument is inserted between fi and sílè̩.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(121)
Ade fi èkó sílè̩.
Ade
Ade
fi
take
èkó
Lagos
sílè̩
PREP.ground
‘Ade left Lagos. / Ade left the city of Lagos.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LEAVE Coding set Argument type
1 leaver Ø A
2 left place/person 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