kor-e (SG)/kor-pa-re (PL)

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Causative kor-e ‘give sth/sb to sb’ (lit. ‘make/let sb have sth/sb’ (vd) < kor ‘have sth/sb’ (vt). Cf. the base construction in (ex. 245)

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(35)
Anna ninup enkore.
Anna
Anna
ninup
sewing
en=kor-e
1SG.O=have-CAUS
‘Anna gave me a sewing (lit. let me have a sewing).’
(36)
Itura utar apumakore sinep sinep ki ruwe ne hine ase.
i=tura
IND.O=accompany
utar
people
a=puma-kor-e
IND.A=wage-have-CAUS
sinep
one.thing.CL
sinep
one.thing.CL
ki
do.AUX
ruwe
INF.EV
ne
COP
hine
and
a=se
IND.A=carry
‘We paid each person who came with us to carry the things down.’
(245)
Inan pe kukor kor pirka hawe an?
inan
which
pe
thing
ku=kor
1SG.A=have
kor
and
pirka
be.good
hawe
REP.EV
an
exist.SG
‘Which one should I choose?’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# GIVE Coding set Argument type
1 giver subj.V A
2 giving recipient obj.V P
3 gift Ø X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
M y
(279)
‘We paid wages to each person who came with us to carry the things down.’
C
R y
(37)
‘As to my sewing and Anna’s sewing, we (you and I) gave (them) to each other (lit. let each other have them).’
C
R y
(38)
‘Since your childhood we agreed to give you (as bride and bridegroom) to each other, and so we live (lit. let you have each other).’
C
N y
C
M y
(280)
‘We were charitable and fed the older women.’
C
y
C
N y
C
N y
C
y
C
N y