taa'e

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really means 'light/blaze up'
taaxu = 'be burned'

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(388)
Nąąxawara heejąga taa'eire.
nąąxawa=ra
log=DEF
heejąga
now
taa'e-ire
blaze.up-SBJ.3PL
‘The logs are burning.’
(389)
Nąąjura tanį'e'enąk.
nąąju=ra
head.hair=DEF
taa<nį>'e-'e=nąk
<2.U>blaze.up-RDP=POS.NTL
‘Your hair is on fire.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BURN Coding set Argument type
1 burnt thing sbj:und.V S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
M only with POSS of U meaning y
‘All my cars burned.’
C
M only with CAUS y
‘He lit it with whisky.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(387)
‘I started the fire.’
C
M can only be used jokingly y
‘When I touched that electrical line, I almost got myself lit up.’
C
R y
(390)
‘Can you light my cigarette for me?’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
‘I finally got my fire to burn/ with difficulty I started my fire.’
C
N y