no verbal counterpart

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In a context like 'S is a hunter' there is usually no verb, ijcya 'be' can be used, in particular in future tense, which is marked on the verb. (Other tenses and most aspects are marked by second-position clitics.)

Coding frame

Example

(108)
Táñahbe úménemúnáajpi íjcya-á-hi.
táñahbe
my_brother
úménemúnáajpi
wood_worker
íjcya-á-hi
be-FUT-PRED
‘My brother will be a wood worker.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE A HUNTER Coding set Argument type

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N Causative derivation for ijcya 'be': 'make someone have something' y
C
N for ijcya 'be': suffixation of reflexive marker -mei possible, but results not in a valency change, but in a reading where the agentivity of the subject is deranked, translated by native speakers as 'do x poorly' y
C
N Reciprocal derivation for ijcya 'be': 'have sex' y
U
N n
U
N n