mahacʰnel

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corpus frequencies:
81/0/[0] (basic/middle/causative)
derived causative of 'die', probably with a tendency to designate distant causation
a simple verb for 'kill' also available

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(194)
U kʰaʁcʰə, amenazoɾ kʰaʁcʰə lapʰum eɾ meɾ neɾsə u dandaʁ mahacʰnum mez.
u
and
kʰaʁcʰ-ə
hunger-def
amenazoɾ
incredible
kʰaʁcʰ-ə
hunger-def
lapʰ-um
devour-cvb.ipfv
be.pst.3sg
meɾ
we.gen
neɾs-ə
inside-def
u
and
dandaʁ
slow
mahacʰn-um
kill-cvb.ipfv
mez
we.dat
‘And hunger was devouring our insides and slowly killing us.’
(131)
Urišneɾin mahacʰnelə pakas hancʰankʰ e kʰan čʰmernelə.
uɾiš-neɾ-i-n
other-pl-dat-def
mah-acʰn-el-ə
die-caus-inf-def
pakas
less
hancʰankʰ
crime
e
aux.3sg
kʰan
than
čʰ-mern-el-ə
neg-die-inf-def
‘… to cause others to die is a less crime than not to die.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# KILL Coding set Argument type
1 killer NP-nom V.subj A
2 killee NP-nomdat P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N derived causative itself y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n