i-mi-re

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Causativized antipassive i-mi-re ‘dress sb’ (vt) < i-mi ‘put on clothes’ (vi) < mi ‘put on sth’ (vt)

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(123)
Pon asaha imire kor okaan ruwe ne.
pon
little
a=sa-ha
IND.A=older.sister-POSS
i-mi-re
APASS-wear-CAUS
kor
and
oka=an
exist.PL=IND.S
ruwe
INF.EV
ne
COP
‘(I carried her down, and raised her.) Second older sister dressed(lit. 'made her wear cloths') her and (in this manner) we led our lives.’
(227)
Pirkano imi hine.
pirka-no
be.good-ADV
i-mi
APASS-wear
hine
and
‘He/She put on nice clothes.’
(228)
Mour mi wa kasi wa amip mi ur mi.
mour
underwear
mi
put.on
wa
and
kas-i
top-POSS
wa
and
amip
clothing
mi
wear
ur
fur.coat
mi
put.on
‘Put on the underwear, on top of that put on the dress (and) put on the fur coat.’
(268)
Pirka amip sapte wa imire.
pirka
beautiful
amip
clothing
sap-te
descend.PL-CAUS
wa
and
i=mi-re
IND.O=wear-CAUS
‘(The village chief cut my hair, cleaned my face), brought out beautiful garments and dressed me [in them].’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# DRESS Coding set Argument type
1 dresser subj.V A
2 dressee obj.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(124)
‘We can provide our food and we can provide the things we wear.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
N y
C
y
C
y
C
N y