|da=A=O||A send O; A make O go|
|auxiliary V-da||go and V|
|da-dape=A=O||A follow, chase O|
|da-da=S||S travel, wander|
Da is a single-syllable verb meaning ‘go’. In the rare cases when it is not followed by an auxiliary nor has a rational animate subject, the form of da is dodu. Arguments for da include the subject, the person or thing going, and the following possible peripheral phrases: the point of origin marked with pe, the destination marked with du, a companion marked with ne, a path of travel also marked with ne, and a location wherein this is all taking place marked with su.
Da can be used as an auxiliary to mean go and V. It is not used with the verbs of stance (sede, tene, degi) nor with any verbs denoting mental activity (dullo, callo, canno). It can be used with itself da-da, which can mean ‘travel’ (with an A set subject) or ‘wander’ (with an O set subject).
Imperative da! is a single syllable word, which is allowed as it is considered an interjection. It can be appended to a verb phrase or a clause to make it imperative. For example: Kuno=di=nu, da! ‘You get the thing, do!’ or ‘Get the thing!’. This is the most basic and strongest form of imperative, and is not considered to be polite. It would never be used towards someone one has any respect for.
[#8] Callolami, koxodu da-dememi, gennayo se-dememiyo woŋŋi wono wabaŋe ŋakane.
[#71] Cedubeli wudu noye nomekenama; yebe gada nome deyekenanu xokesu, deye deyekenanu wukedu dadullowa xokedu.
[#92] Dace koxodu, degice mudu todusu, doŋi delloce.
[#98] Dami xotoyide taba xodu, gada nodu xososu.
[#41] Goli wune da-datobe calatepe gogotepe lakatepebe.
[#95] Jodo luwodo doŋi kunonominu, dadami doŋine.
[#61] Mede wodupe wodudu tannatanna datoda Nuwuda, nolo seppetomo yegi wodusu.
[#106] Noye-nolotosanu cala luwu loko luwu, yeleke da-nolotoke mede banodu.
[#49] Se-kuttatodabe Nuwuda, “Todudu da-seppedi, da!
[#13] Selalemo, “Se-dullodi. se-wodice, da-seppe demele ŋawadu”
[#56] Tadatada gada data noyeto, laka lakodu Nuwuda datoda.
[#110] Woŋŋi todu kuttatodanu laja yekeke haŋŋipe mede sonodu, cala luwu da-dapetodanu.
[#42] Xokesu nolekopa Nuwu dunnotosanu, tannatanna datosa luwudu.
[#51] Xosape siŋi yegi mededu luwu ŋesa datosa.