ǁhoo

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There is no general verb meaning 'put'; ǁhoo means 'put s.th. down' but there are a lot of other 'put verbs' like ǀʼee 'go in, put in', ʘquu 'put in'.

Coding frame

Examples

(201)
ǂoo ke xng ǁhooa boeksi ng tafelsi.
ǂoo
man
ke
FOC
xng
PST
ǁhoo-a
put.down-PFV
boek-si
book-SG
ng
OBL
tafel-si
table-SG
‘The man put the book on(to) the table.’
(203)
ǂoo ke gǃai ǁhooa ǂxanisi ng tafelsi.
ǂoo
man
ke
FOC
gǃai
(up)on
ǁhoo-a
put.down-PFV
ǂxani-si
book-SG
ng
OBL
tafel-si
table-SG
‘The man has put down the book onto the table.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# PUT Coding set Argument type
1 putter Ø A
2 put thing Ø P
3 putting goal ng+NP X

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