s̩e

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In a basic construction, the expression of MAKE in Yoruba consists of combining fi with the 'do' verb. However, s̩e can occur alone but in an alternate construction, i.e., in the Fi-ní alternation.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(166)
Ade fi màrìwò s̩e apè̩rè̩.
Ade
Ade
fi
take
màrìwò
palmfrond
s̩e
make
apè̩rè̩
basket
‘Ade made a basket out of palm frond.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# MAKE Coding set Argument type
1 maker Ø A
2 making material fi+NP I
3 made thing Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
R n
(167)
‘Ade made the basket out of palm frond.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n