wátájcó

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wátá-jcó (cover-transitive.plural_verbal_number)
a similar verb, also with all 6 transMult derivations is
ávohjáco. Bora informants offer both sentences with INST/LOCative and ADLative case as possible translations

Coding frame

Examples

(1)
Wajpi tsɨ́ɨ́méneke wátajcó cobííjavu.
wajpi
man
tsɨ́ɨ́méne-ke
child-ACC
wátajcó
cover
cobííjya-vu
blanket-ALL
‘The man covered the child with the blanket.’
(68)
Wajpi wátacó tsɨ́ɨ́méneke cobííjyari.
wajpi
man
wátacó
cover
tsɨ́ɨ́méne-ke
child-ACC
cobííjya-ri
blanket-LOC/INST
‘The man covered the child with a blanket.’
(69)
Tsɨ́ɨ́mene wátahácunú cobííjya-ri.
tsɨ́ɨ́mene
child
wáta-hácunú
cover-MULT.INTR
cobííjya-ri
blanket-LOC/INST
‘The child was covered with a blanket.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# COVER Coding set Argument type
1 coverer NP-nom A
2 covered thing NP-acc P
3 cover NP-all L

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(64)
‘The woman made the man cover the child with a blanket.’
(128)
‘I make the man cover the child with a blanket.’
C
R y
(67)
‘The men covered each other with a blanket.’
U
M n
(67)
‘The men covered each other with a blanket.’
C
R y
(65)
‘The man covered himself with a blanket.’
(66)
‘The man covered himself with a blanket.’
(70)
‘The child has covered himself with a blanket.’
U
R n