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This verb often occurs in complex verbal expressions, i.e. it is mostly followed by other verbs (e.g. verbs of motion or verbs meaning 'put').

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(68)
Wiišgacra nųųxąwą waažu.
wiišgac=ra
toy=DEF
nųųxąwą
hide
wa-ha-žuu
OBJ.3PL-1E.A-put
‘I hid the toys.’
(71)
Woorakra wanąnųxąwą wašaraje?
woorak=ra
story=DEF
wa-ra-nųųxąwą
OBJ.3PL-2.A-hide
waše-ra=jee
talk\2.A-2.A=POS.VERT
‘Are you hiding the stories?’
Woorakra hanąąc wanųxąwą hįšiire.
woorak=ra
story=DEF
hanąąc
all
wa-nųųxąwą
OBJ.3PL-hide
hį-šii-ire
1E.U-tell.to.do-SBJ.3PL
‘They told me to keep all the stories secret.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HIDE Coding set Argument type
1 hider act.V A
2 hidden thing obj:und.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
‘He came here to hide from his wife.’
‘Are you hiding the stories from me?’
C
M y
(75)
‘He's using a blanket to hide.’
‘They taught them to camouflage with grass, that's what he used to hide with.’
C
M nųųxąwą hokąnąk, honuxąwą kąnąk (first version is preferred) y
(70)
‘I'm keeping these stories secret.’
C
M means 'keep a secret' y
(69)
‘They told me to keep that story secret.’
(73)
‘He put something on top of the cupboard up there.’
(831)
‘The secret I was holding, I decided to tell it, I made myself tell it.’
‘The fact that he was arrested for drunk driving, he kept it a secret for a long time.’
C
R y
(72)
‘I'm hiding myself here.’
‘He hid himself well, and they were unable to find him.’
C
M benefactive meaning only y
(74)
‘They're playing hide and seek (=hiding from each other) outside.’
C
N can only be expressed thus: nųųxąwą karakąnąk y
C
N y
C
N y
‘He hid it for him with something.’
C
M means 'keep sth. secret' y
(72)
‘I'm hiding myself here.’
‘The fact that he was arrested for drunk driving, he kept it a secret for a long time.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
‘They said that a tornado was seen, so they made me hide in their basement.’
C
R y
‘They said that a tornado was seen, so I made myself hide in the basement.’
C
R possessive reading only y
‘When we had visitors at our house, they made my cat hide.’
‘They said that a tornado was seen, so they let me hide in their basement.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
R means 'holding a secret' y
‘I'm going to keep it a secret from Kunu that I took his toy.’
C
N y
C
R y
‘That car he demolished, he kept it (his) hidden for a long time, he kept it his secret for a long time.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
‘When they said a tornado was coming did you make your boys hide in the basement?’
C
N y