soo

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Western dialect soo, Eastern dialect tcoo

Coding frame

Examples

(117)
ǃhuru a, ng soo nǁng.
ǃhuru
day
a
this
ng
1SG
soo
sit
nǁng
house
‘Today I stay at home (lit. Today I sit at home.).’
(118)
Na soo ki a.
na
1SG
soo
sit
ki
place
a
this
‘I am sitting here.’
(119)
Ha soo nǁng tyuu.
ha
3SG
soo
sit
nǁng
house
tyuu
mouth
‘He sits in front of the house (lit. by the house's mouth = by the door).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SIT Coding set Argument type
1 sitter Ø A
2 sitting place 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
N n
U
N n
U
R n
(116)
‘Grandpa, why are you sitting (around here)?’
U
M Normally, the location is encoded as direct object, but there are a few examples where it is encoded as OBL (cf. also the direct/oblique object alternation). The direct object variant is clearly preferred to the oblique object variant. n
(268)
‘Yesterday the man sat on the chair.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y