kaʔappa

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This is not a verb but a noun meaning 'hunter'. Historically it is the active participle of the verb ap- 'shoot'. Chintang does not have an obligatory copula, so nouns can be used as rhemes/predicates without any further marking.

Coding frame

Verb type: N

Example

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Huŋgo maʔmi kaʔappakha.
huŋ-go
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maʔmi
person
kaʔappa-kha
hunter-CAT
‘That guy is a hunter.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE A HUNTER Coding set Argument type
1 specialist/hunter NP-abs X

Alternations

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