The theme often occurs in a fronted position, as in
tʃako dè dè tek kuk fud fɔ kolpɔt
[charcoal 3PL HAB take cook food for coolpot]
'They cook food on the grill with charcoal.'
Frequently, tek is semantically empty, as in
dé tek dε nem tek giv wì auasεf
[they take ART name take give 1PL.REFL]
'We gave that name to ourselves.'