ray-ke (SG) / ronnu (PL)

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Causative ray-ke [die-CAUS] 'kill sb (SG)' (vt) < ray 'die' (vi).
Plural form
ronnu 'kill sb(PL)' is non-derived; the plural refers to O.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(61)
Emus hene tasiro hene ruyke wa, ani (aresu cape) rayke.
emus
sword
hene
also
tasiro
knife
hene
also
ruyke
sharpen
wa
and
ani
INST
a=resu
IND.A=raise
cape
cat
ray-ke
die-CAUS
‘Sharpen your sword and your mountain knife, and kill the cat (that we used to have) with them.’
(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.’
(63)
Aiukorayke.
a=i=uko-ray-ke
IND.A=IND.O=SOC-die-CAUS
‘(I felt) I will be killed (by my siblings and parents).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# KILL Coding set Argument type
1 killer subj.V A
2 killee obj.V P
3 killing instrument NP+ani I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(62)
‘Fight and kill each other.’
C
R y
(64)
‘Kill oneself. / He/she killed himself/herself.’
C
N y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
N y
C
y
C
N y
C
N y