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This verb, like its synonym so̩ (see relevant record), is a ditransitive verbs. The third argument, i.e., the name, is introduced by the preposition ní. Also, like its synonym the verb occurs in the Ní-fi alternation.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(186)
Ìyáà mí pè mí ní Adé.
ìyáà
mother.POSS
1SG.POSS
call
1SG.O
PREP
Adé
Ade
‘My mother called me Ade. / My mother named me Ade.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# NAME Coding set Argument type
1 namer Ø A
2 namee Ø P
3 name ní+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
M n
(187)
‘My mother called me Ade. / My mother named me Ade.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n