dímiŋ

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Dímiŋ is used in the same construction to express 'cause to feel pain', but the same meaning 'cause to feel pain' can also be expressed by the causative form dímí-ndi. This use of a causative form is irregular, since it involves no valency change and seems to depend, either on the nature of the term in subject function, or on an aspectual distinction.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(183)
Ŋ́ búloo ka ŋ́ dímiŋ.
ŋ́
1SG
búl-oo
arm-DEF
ka
HAB.POS
ŋ́
1SG
dímiŋ
hurt
‘My arm is hurting.’
(184)
Ñiŋ kínoo si í kónoo dímiŋ.
ñiŋ
DEM
kín-oo
food-DEF
si
POT
í
2SG
kón-oo
stomach-DEF
dímiŋ
hurt
‘This food may hurt your stomach.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FEEL PAIN Coding set Argument type
1 pain locus Ø A
2 pain-feeler Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
C
R Dimindi does not show the regular behavior expected from a causative form. y
(185)
‘The man squeezed my arm to the extent that he hurt me.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n