ko-uk (SG) / ko.uyna (PL)

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uk/uyna ‘take/get sth/sb (SG/PL)’
The source marked with ABL is possible only with an inanimate taking source. An animate taking source requires the use of dative applicative
ko-.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(159)
Tan toy oro wa makanak pakno auk ruwe an?
tan
this
toy
earth
or-o
place-POSS
wa
ABL
makanak
what
pak-no
till-ADV
a=uk
IND.A=take.SG
ruwe
INF.EV
an
exist.SG
‘What can one grow on this plot? / lit. How much can one get from this plot?’
(158)
Tuki uk yan.
tuki
wine.cup
uk
take.SG
yan
IMP.POL
‘Please take a wine cup.’
(160)
Poro soukan.
poro
big
so-uk=an
debt-take.SG=IND.S
‘They have large debts.’
(232)
Ito Anna oro wa amip esouk wa an.
Ito
Ito
Anna
Anna
or-o
place-POSS
wa
ABL
amip
clothing
e-so-uk
APPL.INS-debt-take.SG
wa
and
an
exist.SG
‘Anna has borrowed a dress from Ito.’
(233)
(Icen) eciekosouk.
icen
money
eci=e-ko-so-uk
1SG.A+2SG.O=APPL.INS-APPL.DAT-debt-take.SG
‘I borrowed money from you.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# GET TAKE Coding set Argument type
1 receiver taker subj.V A
2 received thing taken thing obj.V P
3 receiving source taking source Ø X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
y
C
M y
C
N y
(273)
‘Although the people who were robbed of lacquer-ware and bowls, didn’t look carefully at [the things] at all ...’
C
N y
C
R y
C
R y
(274)
‘Singing, clapping the hands and dancing in a circular canon.’
C
y
C
y
C
N y
C
y