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e 'eat sth' (vt)

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(118)
Hemanta ee rusuy?
hemanta
what
e=e
2SG.A=eat
rusuy
DESID
‘What do you want to eat?’
(121)
Kotanu utar yuk cikoykip uk wa yuk kam uere pe ne.
kotan-u
village-POSS
utar
people
yuk
deer
ci-koyki-p
1PL.EXC.A-catch-NR
uk
take.SG
wa
and
yuk
deer
kam
meat
u-e-re
REC-eat-CAUS
pe
NR
ne
COP
‘Villagers get deer gain and eat deer meat altogether.’
(226)
Inne utari turano ukoipean wa yakun po keraan pe ne.
inne
be.many
utar-i
people-POSS
tura-no
COM-ADV
uko-ipe=an
SOC-eat=IND.S
wa
and
yak-un
if-EMP
po
more
kera-an
taste-exist.SG
pe
NR
ne
COP
‘When we eat together with many (other) people the food is much more delicious.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# EAT Coding set Argument type
1 eater subj.V A
2 eaten food obj.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R It is not clear why i-p-e <APASS-EP-eat> contains /p/ which I interpret here as an the epenthetic consonant. However, there is little doubt that, at least historically, i- may be traced back to the antipassive prefix. y
(119)
‘Older sister had prepared dinner, so we ate dinner.’
C
R y
(120)
‘Practice cannibalism.’
C
R y
(122)
‘Whatever I ate, I ate it without (a side dish).’
C
y
C
N y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
R y
(250)
‘I'm going to feed it to my horse.’