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Baker, Mark C. and Osamuyimen Thompson Stewart (1997). Unaccusativity and the Adjective/Verb Distinction: Edo Evidence.

URL: http://equinox.rutgers.edu/people/faculty/baker/adjs-nels-paper.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-02-15).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 21&langcode=bin (2018-10-23).


Example #1:

    (2)     a. mr ms.                              EDO
    Mary be.beautiful(V)
    `Mary is beautiful.'
Example #2:

    b. mr *(y) ms
    Mary be      beautiful(A)
    `Mary is beautiful(A).'
Example #3:

    (20)   a. y       mwn  y        mwn       l     vbr n rn.
    mother my         she make me.ACC cook food         for them
    `It's my mother that made me cook food for them.'
Example #4:

    b. w z y          vb g.
    death Ozo make people wail
    `Ozo's death made the people wail.'
Example #5:

    c. z y      k    zgh.
    Ozo make crowd scatter
    `Ozo made the crowd scatter.'
Example #6:

    (22)   a.      y [VP mr ms]
    it    made Mary be.beautiful(V)
    `It made Mary be beautiful.'
Example #7:

    b. z y      m skn.
    Ozo made yam be.sticky
    `Ozo made the yam pudding be sticky.'
Example #8:

    c. y   y     mtn prh.
    Uyi   make metal be.flat
    `Uyi made the metal be flat.'
Example #9:

    d.      y    w b.
    it    make house be.red
    `It made the house be red.'
Example #10:

    (23)   a. * y [AP mr ms]
    it    made Mary beautiful(A)
    `It made Mary beautiful.'
Example #11:

    b. *z y      miw sknskn.
    Ozo    made meat       sticky
    `Ozo made the meat sticky.'
Example #12:

    d. * y        gg wr.
    it    make bell      long
    `It made the bell long.'
Example #13:

    b. *z y s                    (OK with no y)
    Ozo is shout(ing)
    `Ozo is shouting.'
Example #14:

    c. *z y khamwn. (OK with r instead of y)
    Ozo is chief
    `Ozo is a chief.'
Example #15:

    d. *z y vb w.          (OK is: zo rr w.)
    Ozo is at house
    `Ozo is in the house.'
Example #16:

    (30)   a. -tnin-mwn       gh rhn n
    nom-small-nom of            tree this
    `the smallness of this tree'
Example #17:

    b. -ms-mwn         gh mr
    nom-beautiful-nom of     Mary
    `Mary's beautifulness'
Example #18:

    d. -khrh-mwn       gh g n
    nom-small-nom of           chair this
    `the smallness of this chair'
Example #19:

    (31)   a. -tnin(*gh rhn n)
    nom-small(A) of             tree    this
    `the smallness of this tree'
Example #20:

    b. -ms           (*gh mr)
    nom-beautiful of        Mary
    `Mary's beautifulness'
Example #21:

    d. -khrh      (*gh g n)
    nom-small of           chair this
    `the smallness of the chair'
Example #22:

    (35)   a. y kk dsw msms.
    Uyi raise Adesuwa beautiful(A)
    `Uyi raised Adesuwa to be beautiful.'
Example #23:

    b. y kk dsw ms.
    Uyi raise Adesuwa be.beautiful(V)
    `Uyi raised Adesuwa to be beautiful.'
Example #24:

    b. dsw r y kk(*-r) ms(*-r).
    Adesuwa FOC Uyi raise-RV be.beautiful(V)
    `It's Adesuwa that Uyi raised to be beautiful.'
Example #25:

    (37)   a. kh r z m(-)              wr
    pot      FOC Ozo mold-RV long(A)
    `It's the pot that Ozo molded (to be) long.'
Example #26:

    b. w z r y m(*-) w.
    leg     Ozo FOC Uyi mold-RV be.hard(V)
    `It's Ozo's leg that Uyi molded (to be) hard.'