memke

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'shave one's beard/hair' (vt)

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(175)
Esapaha kumemke.
e=sapa-ha
2SG.A=head-POSS
ku=memke
1SG.A=shave
‘I will shave your head.’
(176)
Enanuhu memke.
e=nan-uhu
2SG.A=face-POSS
memke
shave
‘Shave your beard.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SHAVE (a body part/person) Coding set Argument type
1 shaver (of body part) subj.V A
2 shaved body part obj.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(177)
‘My brothers shaved their beards.’
C
N y
C
R y
(213)
‘Barber / lit. Japanese person (who) shaves.’
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y