iihį(ra) gik'o

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lit. means "scrape mouth-hair"
Its most common usage is with the possessive reflexive.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

Mąąnąąpeeja hahiregi higųąną, iihįra gik'o wįįre.
mąąnąąpe-eja
military-there
ha-hii=regi
1E.A-arrive.there=SIM/LOC
higųąną
right.away
iihį=ra
beard=DEF
gik'o
shave
wįį-ire
make/CAUS\1E.U-SBJ.3PL
‘When I joined the military, right away they made me shave my beard.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SHAVE (self) Coding set Argument type
1 shaver (of self) act.V X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
M mostly POSS of U y
(298)
‘Can you shave my beard?’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
‘Did you shave off your beard/mustache?’
C
M y
(299)
‘They shaved each other.’
C
R y
(296)
‘Every morning I shave my beard.’
(297)
‘You need to shave.’
‘When I joined the military, right away they made me shave my beard.’
‘When I joined the military, right away they let me shave my beard.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
‘When I joined the military, right away they made me shave my beard.’
‘When I joined the military, right away they made me shave my beard.’
C
N y
‘I dipped my beard in the soup and I made myself shave it.’
C
R y
(300)
‘They wouldn't let me shave (my beard).’
‘When I joined the military, right away they let me shave my beard.’
‘When I joined the military, right away they let me shave my beard.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
M y
‘I shaved myself with dull knife this morning.’
C
N y
C
R y
‘I had my Kunu shave his beard cause he was going to school.’
C
N y