ko-tak

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Applicative ko-tak [from.APPL-call/invite/get] 'ask sb for sth' (vt) < tak 'call/invite/get sth' (vi).

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(79)
Ataye aenkotak kor kan.
atay-e
payment-POSS
a=en=ko-tak
IND.A=1SG.O=APPL.DAT-call/invite/get
kor
and
k=an
1SG.S=exist.SG
‘They are asking me for the payment (lit. 'the payment for (it)' as is expressed by the possessive marking).’
(339)
Sake kor pa kor i=tak kusu arki pa.
sake
wine
kor
have
pa
PL
kor
and
i=tak
INS.O=call/invite/get
kusu
for
arki
come.PL
pa
PL
‘Each time they got a hold of some wine, they came to invite me.’
(340)
Coypep hoppa pa p anakne suy tak pa kunak ye.
coypep
dish
hoppa
leave
pa
PL
p
NR
anak-ne
TOP-COP
suy
again
tak
call/invite/get
pa
PL
kunak
COMP
ye
say
‘(The regular folks said that they would) come back for the remaining dishes later.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# ASK FOR Coding set Argument type
1 asker subj.V A
2 askee obj.V P
3 requested thing Ø X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
M y
(80)
‘Each time he invited to his place (lit. to him) rich men and brave men from surounding villages, he killed them.’
C
N y
C
y
C
N y
C
y
C
N y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y