kxʼuu qain

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This is a causative formation: kxʼuu/ǀkxʼui ' CAUS (Western/Eastern dialect)' + qain 'be.frightened'.

Coding frame

Examples

(24)
ǂoo ke kxʼuu qain ǀoba.
ǂoo
man
ke
FOC
kxʼuu
make
qain
frightened
ǀoba
child
‘The man frightens the child.’
(50)
A ǀkxʼui qain a haasi.
a
2SG
ǀkxʼui
CAUS
qain
be.frightened
a
2SG
haa-si
horse-SG
‘You frighten your horse.’
(238)
Ha xa qain.
ha
3H.SG
xa
PST
qain
be.frightened
‘He got frightened.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FRIGHTEN Coding set Argument type
1 frightener Ø A
2 frightenee Ø P

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