kamu-re

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Causative kamu-re [cover-CAUS] ‘cover sth/sb with sth’ (lit. 'make sth cover sth') (vd) < kamu ‘cover sth’ (vt)

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(1)
(Aekasi) cep aukosina p ne ápekor an pe... kasi wa amip kamure kane an.
a=ekasi
IND.A=grandfather
cep
fish
a=u-ko-sina
IND.A=REC-APPL.DAT-bind
p
NR
ne
COP
ápekor
as.if
an
exist.SG
pe
thing
kas-i
top-POSS
wa
ABL
amip
clothing
kamu-re
cover-CAUS
kane
while
an
exist.SG
‘(My grandfather) covered up something that looked like a bundle of fish with his clothing.’
(3)
Penampe ci kursutu kisma, tek kamure kane.
Penampe
Penampe
ci
penis
kursut-u
root-POSS
kisma
grab
tek
hand
kamu-re
cover-CAUS
kane
while
‘Penampe grabbed his penis and covered (it) with his hand.’
(218)
Taan ta an anan pe urar kamu wa aesiknak.
taan
here
ta
LOC
an
exist.SG
anan
ADM
pe
NR
urar
mist
kamu
cover
wa
and
a=e-siknak
IND.A=APPL.INS-be.unable.to.see
‘A mist covered the thing that was here and I cannot see it.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# COVER Coding set Argument type
1 coverer subj.V A
2 covered thing obj.V P
3 cover Ø X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(2)
‘Lay one on top of another / (He/she) lays/laid (them/a thing) on top of another.’
C
R y
(10)
‘Cover ground with sth. / He/she covers/covered ground with it.’
C
N y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
N y
C
y
C
y
C
N y