tet-u

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-u is a nonproductive causative marker.
This is a nonproductive causative of
tet- 'dress', used when an object is animate ('dress sb.').

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(17)
Asi kuŋav tetun.
asi
woman
kuŋa-v
child-ACC
tetu-n
dress-AOR.3SG
‘The woman dressed the child.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# DRESS Coding set Argument type
1 dresser NP-nom V.subj A
2 dressee NP-acc P

Alternations

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