yäxelal

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This is a derived transitive verb with the causative suffix -l-.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

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Kibba kuntalałco ɣeč'i yäxelca.
kibba
girl.ERG
kunta-la-ł-co
dress-OBL-INTER-ABL
ɣeč'i
tissue(IV).ABS
y-äxe-l-ca
IV-tear-CAUS-PRS
‘The girl tears the tissue from the dress.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TEAR Coding set Argument type
1 tearer NP-erg A
2 tearing source NP-abl X
3 torn thing NP-abs & abs.V P

Alternations