mąąxjuk

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kind of means 'pulverize with a sharp instrument'

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

Huuc mąąxjuk nįšiirera, wamąąraxjukgįnį?
huuc
acorn
mąąxjuk
grind
nį-šii-ire=ra
2.U-tell.to.do-SBJ.3PL=DEF
wa-mąą<ra>xjuk=gįnį
OBJ.3PL-<2.A>grind=already
‘They told you to grind up the acorns have you ground them already?’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# GRIND Coding set Argument type
1 grinder act.V A
2 ground thing obj:und.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
‘Can you grind my acorns for me?’
‘You can grind my acorns by the sink.’
C
R y
‘They ground acorns with a file.’
C
M y
‘Grind the acorns into that bowl!’
C
M y
‘You can grind the acorns over the sink.’
C
M only with benefactive meaning y
‘Have you ground acorns for your self yet?’
C
R only with autobenefactive meaning y
‘They are grinding acorns up for each other.’
C
R y
‘Have you ground up all your acorns?’
C
M y
‘I ground my medicine for myself.’
C
M y
‘You can grind my acorns with that.’
C
M y
‘The boys ground acorns over the sink for each other.’
C
M y
‘Did you grind all the acorns into that bowl for yourself?’
C
R y
‘Did they make you grind the acorns?’
C
M y
‘I made myself grind up the acorns (I finally decided to).’
C
R y
‘Did they make you grind the acorns?’
C
R y
(209)
‘The clotheslines are cut / broken apart.’
‘The windows of the car cracked all over, they must have frozen.’
C
R y
‘When I put eggs in the microwave I cause them to crack.’
C
M y
‘Grind Heena’s acorns over the sink.’
C
M y
‘Grind my acorns into that bowl!’
C
M y
‘Did you grind your acorns over the sink?’
C
M y
‘I ground my acorns into that bowl.’
C
M y
‘He used that to grind his acorns.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
‘Did you make your Kunu grind his acorns?’
C
R y
‘The dry leaves are crispy/crumbly (=fragile).’