Continuing with Gary’s list:
- A robin has built his nest in the apple tree.
I have been thinking about the concept of building and making, and I think this uses the verb ɛmɛmɛ. ɛmɛmɛ is in many ways the opposite of evi, which means to emit (sometimes explosively), so ɛmɛmɛ is sort of “implode”. Sort of. More like multiple things come together to one thing. So, yeah, building and making fit with that. The structure of an ɛmɛmɛ clause in this context is S A ɛmɛmɛ (L). S is the “robin”, A the nest, and L the apple tree.
91. udle lomɨdɛn omɛt mɛdɛ da gadi dɛstɛ.
- I’m told