móòtútù

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This is a transitive verb with a complex internal structure. It consists of the verb root 'catch', and the inherent NP complement òtútù. The verb can also be used in the symmetrical verb alternation.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(125)
Ade ń móòtútù.
Ade
Ade
PROG
móòtútù
catch.cold
‘Ade feels cold.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FEEL COLD Coding set Argument type
1 freezing person Ø S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(126)
‘Ade feels cold.’
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