ǁoo(-a)

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ǁoo is 'to dry (intr.), 'to become dry'; 'to be dry' is normally formed with the stative suffix -a, but there are also examples where ǁoo alone means 'be dry'.

Coding frame

Examples

(4)
Ha ǁooa.
ha
3SG
ǁoo-a
dry-PFV/STAT
‘It is dry.’
(181)
ǃae dyoo hng ǁooa.
ǃae
oryx
dyoo
skin
hng
3PL
ǁoo-a
become.dry-STAT
‘The dry oryx hide.’
(182)
Kinn ke si ǃxaadinn ǁhoo.
kinn
3PL
ke
FOC
si
IRR
ǃxaadinn
just.now
ǁhoo
become.dry
‘They (the clothes) will become dry quickly (just now).’
(183)
Ha ku ǂuike hng ǁoo.
ha
3SG
ku
look.like
ǂui-ke
egg-PL
hng
3PL
ǁoo
dry
‘It looks like dry eggs (lit. It looks like eggs which are dry.).’
(184)
Ng ǀʼii ǁhoo ng ǁʼuin nǀa ha ǁoo.
ng
1SG
ǀʼii
inside
ǁhoo
put.down
ng
OBL
ǁʼuin
sun
nǀa
PURP
ha
3SG
ǁoo
become.dry
‘I put it in the sun so that it can dry / become dry.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE DRY Coding set Argument type
1 dry thing Ø S

Alternations