dewman (1)

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The semantics is more general, viz. 'make, conclude, realize, etc.' Originally dew-ma- [make-APPL2-], dewün 'get/be finished' is obsolescent, (low-control) causativized dew-üm- [make-CAUS2-] presently equivalent to dewma-.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

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Ti wentru dewmay kiñe ruka mamüll yengu.
ti
ART
wentru
man
dewma-i
make-IND
kiñe
one
ruka
house
mamüll
wood
yengu
3DU
‘The man built a house with wood.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BUILD Coding set Argument type
1 builder V.subj A
2 built thing V.obj P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
C
M y
C
R APPL3 and APPL4 do not have syntactic yield; they introduce the meaning 'very hard'. y
C
R y
C
y
C
y
C
N y
U
N n