ko̩lù

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This is a transitive verb. Like its synonym gbá, in the basic construction, the instrument argument is introduced by fi. But of the two verbs with the meaning 'hit', only gbá occurs in the possessive alternation and in the Fi-ní alternation (see relevant record).

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(54)
Ade fi kè̩ké̩e̩ rè̩ ko̩lù mí.
Ade
Ade
fi
take
kè̩ké̩e̩
bicycle.POSS
rè̩
3SG.POSS
ko̩lù
hit
1SG.O
‘Ade hit me with his bicycle.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HIT Coding set Argument type
1 hitter Ø A
2 hitting instrument fi+NP I
3 hittee Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
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
U
N n