ǂanu

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speaker B only; means also 'close, shut' (cf. Afrikaans 'toemaak'); other verbs used by the different speakers are ǂʼanʼam (C, E) and ǂʼaoke (F)

Coding frame

Example

(84)
Si ǂanu nǁng.
si
1PL.E
ǂanu
cover
nǁng
house
‘We cover the house.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# COVER Coding set Argument type
1 coverer Ø A
2 covered thing Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
R n
(81)
‘She is covered with/by the animal hide.’
(82)
‘She is covered with the animal hide.’
(83)
‘It is covered.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
This might be possible, because we have examples like ex. 81 where the 'cover' is encoded in the OBL; but we do not have data and the use of the INST/COM for the 'cover' seems to be strongly preferred here. n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
R n
(80)
‘I cover her with a blanket.’
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y