bé̩sílè̩

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Bé̩sílè̩ 'jump', like its synonym fòsókè has a complex morphology, consisting of the verb root ̩ 'dive', the preposition , which is followed by the NP locative argument ilè̩ 'ground'. The choice between the two verbs is determined by the direction of the action, whether upward (fòsókè), or downward (bé̩sílè̩).

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

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Ade bé̩sílè̩.
Ade
Ade
bé̩sílè̩
dive.PREP.ground
‘Ade jumped (down).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# JUMP Coding set Argument type
1 jumper Ø S

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