hus-

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Here, the regular transitive pattern is in alternation with the reflexive pattern used in a usual situation when the subject affects its body part.

Coding frame

Example

(67)
Asi n'uritu hussan.
asi
woman
n'urit-u
hair-ACC
hus-sa-n
cut-AOR-3SG
‘The woman cut her hair.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SHAVE (a body part/person) Coding set Argument type
1 shaver (of body part) NP-nom V.subj A
2 shaved body part NP-acc P

Alternations

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