ñori

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Ñori is a semi-labile verb; it is used intransitively with the meaning 'move' and transitively with the meaning 'push', but it also has a causative form ñori-ndi 'cause to move, postpone'. A spatial expression in oblique role would be assigned the role of source of movement, so that 'A pushes P somewhere' can only be expressed by combining 'push' with another verb assigning the role of destination.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(205)
Kewólu yé wotóo ñori.
kew-ó-lu
man-DEF-PL
PF.POS
wot-óo
car-DEF
ñori
push
‘The men pushed the car.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# PUSH Coding set Argument type
1 pusher Ø A
2 pushee Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
M n
C
R y
(207)
‘The president postponed the meeting.’
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
U
n
(206)
‘The child moved (out of the way).’