khutt

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Source arguments can be expressed for all verbs that code motion in some way as LOC-ERG (-i-ŋa or -beʔ-ŋa). Khutt- is no exception here: you can take something from somebody, carry it away from somebody, bring it to somebody from somebody, or steal it from somebody. But in general we do not consider sources to be arguments in Chintang.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(61)
Chaŋa kacĩpa kitap khuttose.
cha-ŋa
child-ERG
kacĩpa
teacher
kitap
book
khutt-o-s-e
bring-[3sA.]3[s]P-PRF-IND.PST
‘The child carried/brought a book to the teacher.’
(52)
Chaŋa kacĩpako kitap khuttose.
cha-ŋa
child-ERG
kacĩpa-ko
teacher-GEN
kitap
book
khutt-o-s-e
take-[3sA.]3[s]P-PRF-IND.PST
‘The child took away/stole the teacher's book.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BRING CARRY STEAL Coding set Argument type
1 bringer carrier stealer NP-erg & V.agt A
2 brought thing carried thing stolen thing NP-abs X
3 bringing recipient carrying goal stealing source NP-abs & V.obj P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
U
R n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
M y
C
M y
C
M y
C
R y
(166)
‘He will steal and eat everything from you.’
C
R y