nu-w-e (SG)/nú-pa (PL)

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No data for 'A wipes T (theme) off L (location)'. It is always either 'A wipes (off) T (theme)' or 'A wipes L (location)'. It is unclear whether it is possible at all to express T and L in the same clause.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(49)
Munihi anuwenuwe akerkeri wa soy ao.
mun-ihi
rubbish-POSS
a=nu-w-e-nu-w-e
IND.A=sweep-EP-CAUS-sweep-EP-CAUS
a=ker-keri
IND.A=scrap-scrap
wa
and
soy
outside
a=o
IND.A=put.in.PL
‘I vigorously swept the rubbish and scrapped it and took it off outside.’
(50)
Cise onnay anuwenuwe apirupiru.
cise
house
onnay
inside
a=nu-w-e-nu-w-e
IND.A=wipe-EP-CAUS-sweep-EP-CAUS
a=pir-u-pir-u
IND.A=wipe-CAUS-wipe-CAUS
‘I swept and wiped inside the house with all my might.’
(51)
Orowa iahunke kuni menoko munnuwe humi as.
orowa
then
i=ahun-ke
IND.O=enter.SG-CAUS
kuni
in.order
menoko
woman
mun-nu-w-e
rubbish-wipe-EP-CAUS
humi
NONVIS.EV
as
stand.SG
‘Then it sounded as if, in order to let me in, the woman was sweeping.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# WIPE Coding set Argument type
1 wiper subj.V A
2 wiped material obj.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
M y
C
R y
(52)
‘We wished that the Aconite-poison gods would be wiped away to hell (=wet low country).’
C
M y
(53)
‘Total devastation by war [or flood].’
C
N y
C
y
C
R y
(219)
‘There was a flood and it has passed the house / lit.(The flood) has swept things at the house.’
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
N y