kik-kik

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kik-kik 'beat sb/sth', cf. #28 HIT.
kik-kik 'beat' and kik 'hit' have the same coding frame, but different alternations (APPL e- vs. APPL e- and ko-), so synchronically I prefer not to collapse them into the same verb.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(56)
Aynu utar cep ronnu kor munin cikuni ani kikkikpa.
aynu
human/Ainu
utar
PL
cep
fish
ronnu
kill.PL
kor
while
munin
be.rotten
cikuni
tree
ani
INST
kik-kik-pa
hit-hit-PL
‘To kill fish the Ainu hit it repeatedly with a piece of rotten wood.’
(57)
Mimtuci ukokikkik hine rayke ruwe ene an hi ne.
mimtuci
mermaid
uko-kik-kik
SOC-beat-beat
hine
and
ray-ke
die-CAUS
ruwe
INF.EV
ene
like.this
an
exist.SG
hi
NR
ne
COP
‘They have beaten the mermaid altogether and killed him.’
(58)
Ne hekattar aukokikkik aukoronnu anki yaynuan a korka.
ne
this
hekattar
children
a=uko-kik-kik
IND.A=SOC-beat-beat
a=uko-ronnu
IND.A=SOC-kill.PL
anki
be.close.to
yay-nu=an
REFL-hear=IND.S
a
PERF.SG
korka
but
‘I thought I was close to smashing and killing these children altogether.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BEAT Coding set Argument type
1 beater subj.V A
2 beatee obj.V P
3 beating instrument NP+ani I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(59)
‘I repeatedly struck my hand on the tree (because I killed my brothers).’
C
R y
(60)
‘I hit myself repeatedly and jumped.’
C
N y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
R y
(221)
‘He is going to hit you repeatedly by a tree.’
C
R only with the meaning of joining sth/sb together (u-) y
(220)
‘Having clapped their hands, they pray.’
C
y
C
N y