banújé̩

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A complex tripartite verb; its internal structure consists of the meaningless verb particle ba, the NP inú 'belly' and the meaningless jé̩. The particles ba and je̩ can combine as bàjé to express the meaning 'spoil' or 'damage'. This verb can also be used in the symmetrical alternation.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(129)
Ade banújé̩.
Ade
Ade
banújé̩
make.belly.spoil
‘Ade is sad. / Ade feels sad.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE SAD Coding set Argument type
1 sad person Ø S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(130)
‘Ade is sad. / Ade feels sad.’
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