moyi

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Moyi has two causative forms: moyi-ndi (Causative Derivation 1) has the lexicalized meaning 'promise', whereas moyi-rindi (Causative Derivation 2) expresses 'make hear', 'tell'.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(216)
Kambaanóo ye maakáŋo moyi.
kambaan-óo
boy-DEF
ye
PF.POS
maakáŋ-o
noise-DEF
moyi
hear
‘The boy heard a noise.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HEAR Coding set Argument type
1 hearer Ø A
2 heard sound Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(217)
‘The people heard about that matter. / lit. This matter was heard.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
(218)
‘The old woman does not hear.’
U
N n
C
R y
(220)
‘What did the man tell the woman?’
C
N y
U
N n
C
R Moyindi, derived from moyi via Causative Derivation 1, has the lexicalized meaning 'promise'. y
(219)
‘What did the man promise the woman?’
U
N n
U
N n