inkar

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The verb inkar 'look' (vi) may be traced back to i-nukar [APASS-see].
With animate goal the transitive counterpart
nukar ‘see’ is used instead.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(89)
Ni ka un inkar wa inukar.
ni
tree/wood
ka
top
un
ALL
inkar
look
wa
and
i=nukar
IND.O=see
‘The pup looked up at the tree and then looked at me.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LOOK AT Coding set Argument type
1 looker subj.V S
2 looked at entity NP+un X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(90)
‘As I looked at the side of (this) little river, I went to the source of (this) little river.’
C
R y
(91)
‘Water goddess! Please please protect us in our trip!’
C
R y
(253)
‘His eyes (lit. 'the things (which) (he) looks with') are glittering like stars.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
y