per-e (SG) / per-pa (PL)

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This verb is a deponent direct causative.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(65)
Ahunan pakno (ni ani) cip puta aperpa ruwe ne.
ahun=an
enter.SG=IND.S
pak-no
till-ADV
ni
tree/wood
ani
INST
cip
boat
puta
lid
a=per-pa
IND.A=break-PL
ruwe
INF.EV
ne
COP
‘He broke the boat lids (with the stick) until (it was possible) to enter them.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BREAK Coding set Argument type
1 breaker subj.V A
2 broken thing obj.V P
3 breaking instrument NP+ani I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(66)
‘My garment is torn.’
(269)
‘Since my husband threw a stick, my mouth got torn (lit. 'broke').’
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
N y
C
N y
C
y
C
N y