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The expression of 'load' in Yoruba involves the combination of the 'pack' verb , with either of the locative prepositions or . expresses an interior location, while expresses and exterior location, especially 'on' an object.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(103)
Ade kó àgbàdo sí inúu o̩kò̩.
Ade
Ade
pack
àgbàdo
corn
PREP
inúu
interior.POSS
o̩kò̩
vehicle
‘Ade loaded the corn into the vehicle. / Ade loaded the vehicle with corn.’
(104)
Ade kó àgbàdo lé oríi o̩kò̩.
Ade
Ade
pack
àgbàdo
corn
PREP
oríi
head.POSS
o̩kò̩
vehicle
‘Ade loaded the corn onto the vehicle. / Ade loaded the vehicle with corn.’
(105)
Ade kó as̩o̩ lé oríi mi.
Ade
Ade
pack
as̩o̩
cloth
PREP
oríi
head.POSS
mi
1SG.POSS
‘Ade loaded the clothes onto my head. / Ade loaded me with clothes.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LOAD Coding set Argument type
1 loader Ø A
2 loaded thing Ø P
3 loading place LOC L

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(106)
‘Ade loaded the clothes onto 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