kó̩ (2)

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A ditransitive verb; the theme argument is introduced by the preposition ní, and can be dropped in the Theme-dropping alternation, but the meaning of the sentence is the same as the one with the theme.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(152)
Olùkó̩ni kó̩ wa ní ìwé.
olùkó̩ni
teacher
kó̩
teach
wa
1PL.O
PREP
ìwé
book
‘The teacher taught us.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TEACH Coding set Argument type
1 teacher Ø A
2 teachee Ø P
3 taught content ní+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(151)
‘The teacher taught us.’
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