ǃxau

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means to carry s.th. in one's arms or on one's back; appears sometimes with unclear -a suffix

Coding frame

Examples

(23)
A ke si ǃxau tya ǁhaan.
a
2SG
ke
FOC
si
IRR
ǃxau
carry
tya
that
ǁhaan
bag
‘You must carry that bag.’
(76)
A ke si ǃxaua na (i) ǁxaan.
a
2SG
ke
FOC
si
IRR
ǃxau-a
carry-BEN
na
1SG.DAT
i
DAT
ǁxaan
bag
‘You must carry that bag for me (e.g. because it is too heavy for me).’
(77)
Kua ǃxaua ǁxaan, ku ǁʼaa ku aa ǂooa i.
kua
3H.SG
ǃxau-a
carry-PFV
ǁxaan
bag
ku
3H.SG
ǁʼaa
go.to
ku
3H.SG
aa
give
ǂoo-a
man-DAT
i
DAT
‘He carried the bag, he goes and gives it to the man.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# CARRY Coding set Argument type
1 carrier Ø A
2 carried thing Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(49)
‘You must carry this bag to town.’
(75)
‘The child carries the little dog to the man.’
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N possible, but we regard the COM/INST as an adjunct n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y