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Yoruba has a set of bisyllabic verbs that obligatorily split around a direct object, as in Adé ba ilé nàá jé, meaning 'Adé destroyed the house', where both ba and jé make up the verb for destroy. These are called "splitting verbs" and have previ- ously been analyzed as requiring that the first verbal element be merged directly on v. We introduce new data using an aspectual marker, tún, meaning again, which changes the typical word order such that both verbal elements appear string ad- jacentdoi:10.5281/zenodo.3367182 fatcat:2mfcjxh2lfe3pnz6d5kwzsv2sm