t'ee hii

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combination of v.inact. + v.caus.
lit. means "cause to die"

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Examples

(84)
T'ee nįįkjene.
t'ee
die
nįį-kjene
make/CAUS\1&2-FUT
‘I'm going to kill you.’
(87)
Wašjįkra waaruc hihakeja t'ee hiire.
wašjįk=ra
rabbit=DEF
waaruc
table
hihak-eja
on.top-there
t'ee
die
hii-ire
make/CAUS-SBJ.3PL
‘They killed the rabbit on the table.’
(88)
Caa ze'e wiižukxete hit'e hiire.
caa
deer
žee
that
wiižuk-xete
gun-be.big
hi-t'ee
APPL.INST-die
hii-ire
make/CAUS-SBJ.3PL
‘They killed this deer with a gun.’
(629)
Wakera gišgapire, t'ee hiire.
wake=ra
raccoon=DEF
gišgap=ire
hit/run.over=SBJ.3PL
t'ee
die
hii-ire
make/CAUS-SBJ.3PL
‘They killed the raccoon, they ran over it.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# KILL Coding set Argument type
1 killer act.V A
2 killee obj:und.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N can only be expressed with hi'ųanąga y
(89)
‘They killed a deer for me with a gun.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N can be expressed through usage of kįį causative y
C
N can be expressed through usage of karagi causative y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
M another hii can be added, but it is not very common y
(774)
‘The cat was real sick and they made me kill it.’
C
M kįį usually replaces hii but can also be added if the context arises y
(91)
‘I'm going to kill myself.’
(773)
‘The battle on the island a lot of them killed each other.’
(776)
‘They bullied him in school and they made him commit suicide.’
C
M normally replaces hii, but can also be added as can be seen here y
(85)
‘He was baby-sitting a cat and he caused it to die.’
(86)
‘They killed a deer for me.’
(771)
‘Can you kill my cat?’
(772)
‘The deer he shot he let me kill it (the final shot).’
‘They let me kill a deer.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
M karagi usually replaces hii, but can also be added if context arises y
(90)
‘I killed my own dog.’
(775)
‘His cat was real sick and he made him kill it.’
C
N y