deema

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Deema is used both as a transitive verb (‘hunt’) and as a noun (‘hunting’, def. deem-ôo), hence its ability to be used without the antipassive marker -ri in the construction expressing de-specification of the object.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(266)
Kewó ye mináŋo deema.
kew-ó
man-DEF
ye
PF.POS
mináŋ-o
deer-DEF
deema
hunt
‘The man hunted deer.’
(267)
Kewó ka deemóo ke.
kew-ó
man-DEF
ka
HAB.POS
deem-óo
hunting-DEF
ke
do
‘The man hunts (habitually).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HUNT (FOR) Coding set Argument type
1 hunter Ø A
2 hunted thing Ø P

Alternations