nu

show comment

Cf. nu-re [hear-CAUS] 'tell sth to sb' (vd).

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(209)
Sinrit oruspe enu rusuy kusu...
sinrit
ancestor
oruspe
story
e=nu
2SG.A=hear
rusuy
DESID
kusu
because
‘Since you want to hear the story of the anscestors...’
(305)
"Hinak wa ek seta ene iki an?" sekor yaynuan.
hinak
where
wa
ABL
ek
come.SG
seta
dog
ene
like.this
i-ki
APASS-do
an
exist.SG
sekor
QOUT
yay-nu=an
REFL-hear=IND.S
‘“Where did that dog come from?” I thought.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HEAR Coding set Argument type
1 hearer subj.V A
2 heard sound obj.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(210)
‘As far as I heard, a boy that I had left grew big.’
C
R y
(211)
‘Deer [game] asked me about some rumours.’
C
y
C
y
C
R y
(58)
‘I thought I was close to smashing and killing these children altogether.’
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
N y
C
R y
(72)
‘I will tell you the story of the ancestors.’