sipt (1)

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This is just the ordinary verb 'shut' (hence the unusual frame). There is no dedicated verb meaning 'wink, blink'. One just says 'he shuts his own eyes'. This verb is even preferably used with the eyes.

Coding frame

Example

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Sunogosaŋa na kanimɨksɨlɨkta siptandoko.
su-no-go-sa-ŋa
be.sour-IND.NPST-NMLZ-OBL-ERG
na
TOP
kani-mɨksɨlɨk=ta
1piPOSS-eye=FOC
sipt-a-nd-o-ko
shut-3P-CHANGE-[3sA.]3[s]P-IND.NPST
‘The sour stuff makes our eyes blink.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BLINK Coding set Argument type
1 blinker NP-erg & V.agt A
2 eye NP-abs & V.obj P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
U
R n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
M y
C
N y
C
M y
C
M y
C
M y