tsehdi

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for some roots, not for potato, for which only 'get' is used, I am sure an instrument can be optionally expressed with instrumet case (I-INST), but I don't have examples

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(110)
Mújcuri ó tsehdí.
mújcuri
barbasco_root(ACC)
ó
1SG
tsehdí
dig
‘I dig for barbasco root.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# DIG Coding set Argument type
1 digger NP-nom A
2 dug up thing NP-acc P
3 digging instrument NP-loc/instr I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
C
R 'dig among each other, etc.' y
U
N n
C
N 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
U
N n