ro̩

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Ro̩ 'pour' like its synonym (see relevant record) is used transitively. When a location is included, the choice of relevant preposition is determined by whether the theme is poured "in" or poured "on". If the former, is used; and if the latter, is used. Furthermore, the choice of or ro̩ is determined by the size of the 'entrance' of the object. For an object with a narrow entrance, e.g., a bottle, ro̩ is used. But if the entrance is wide, e.g., a bucket or a bushel, is used. Also, both forms occur in the possessive alternation; however, only occurs in the Inchoative-causative alternation.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(92)
Ade ro̩ epo sí inú ìgò.
Ade
Ade
ro̩
pour
epo
oil
PREP
inú
interior
ìgò
bottle
‘Ade poured some oil into a bottle.’
(202)
Adé ro̩ epo lé oríi mi.
Adé
Ade
ro̩
pour
epo
oil
PREP
oríi
head.POSS
mi
1SG.POSS
‘Ade poured oil on my head.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# POUR Coding set Argument type
1 pourer Ø A
2 poured substance Ø P
3 pouring goal LOC L

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
M n
(203)
‘Ade poured oil on my head.’
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