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There are many verbs in Hoocąk that can express the meaning 'cut', depending on what is cut, how it is cut and what the cut-up pieces look like.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(196)
Ceewasnį wikįnį(ha)jara hanąąc wamąracgis?
ceewasnį_wikįnįja=ra
cheese=DEF
hanąąc
all
wa-mąą<ra>cgis
OBJ.3PL-<2.A>cut
‘Did you cut all the cheeses?’
(197)
Mąįracgisšąną!
mąą<hį-ra>cgis-šąną
<1E.U-2.A>cut-DECL
‘You cut me!’
(200)
Nąąpra hįmąįracgisšąną!
nąąp=ra
hand=DEF
hį-mąą<hį-ra>cgis=šąną
1E.U-<1E.U-2.A>cut=DECL
‘You cut me on the hand!’
(209)
Wainį higišik waginąra cgiisraire.
wainį_higišik
hanger
waginą=ra
rope=DEF
cgiisre-ire
be.cut-SBJ.3PL
‘The clotheslines are cut / broken apart.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# CUT Coding set Argument type
1 cutter act.V A
2 cut thing obj:und.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(198)
‘Can you cut the cheeses for me?’
(199)
‘You cut my hand!’
C
R y
(213)
‘Use this sharp knife to cut all the meat.’
C
R y
(202)
‘Cut the meats into the pail.’
C
M y
(201)
‘Cut the meat over the table!’
(203)
‘The stick they were carving, they cut it onto me (I have the shavings on my head).’
C
R y
(211)
‘Did you cut your hand?’
C
R y
(212)
‘They were playing with knives and cut each other.’
C
R y
(206)
‘Did you cut all of your own meat?’
‘Did you cut your hand?’
C
R y
C
R y
(214)
‘Cut the meat for me with a sharp knife.’
C
R y
C
R y
C
R y
(217)
‘They caused me to cut the meat.’
C
N y
C
R y
(218)
‘They cut all of my meat for me. / They allowed me to cut the meat.’
‘They cut all of my meat for me, they allowed me to cut the meat.’
C
R y
C
M y
(210)
‘Kunu caused these to be broken.’
C
R y
(204)
‘Can you cut the meat onto the table for me?’
C
R y
(205)
‘Can you cut the meat into the bucket for me?’
C
R y
(207)
‘He cut his meat over the table.’
C
R y
(208)
‘Cut your meat into the pail.’
C
R y
(215)
‘Did you use a sharp knife to cut your meat?’
C
R y
(216)
‘I cut myself with a sharp knife.’
C
N y
C
R y
C
R y
(219)
‘This cable is easily breakable.’