nǁaa (2)

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This verbs means 'be at' or 'stay', but it is also used in the sense of 'He lives in/at X'; it is sometimes ka nǁaa, or nǁaa-in; an alternative candidate for this meaning is ǀʼhoa 'settle'.

Coding frame

Examples

(129)
Na nǁaa Antjie nǁng.
na
1SG
nǁaa
stay
Antjie
Antjie
nǁng
house
‘I stay (live) at Antjie's house.’
(130)
Gǃae meid-e ke nǁaa ki a.
gǃae
springbok
meid-e
girl-PL
ke
FOC
nǁaa
stay
ki
place
a
this
‘The springbok girls stay (live) here.’
(131)
Kua xng nǁaa gǃari.
kua
3H.SG
xng
PST
nǁaa
stay
gǃari
town
‘I stayed (lived) in town.’
(132)
Kinn ke nǁaa post.
kinn
3PL
ke
FOC
nǁaa
stay
post
outpost
‘They stay (live) at the cattle post.’
(133)
ǀoba ke ka nǁaa ng nǁng.
ǀoba
child
ke
FOC
ka
PL
nǁaa
stay
ng
1SG
nǁng
house
‘The child stays (lives) at my house.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LIVE Coding set Argument type
1 liver Ø A
2 living 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 possible with the basic meaning of the verb, 'stay' n
(135)
‘They come and see: the people are (stay) there.’
U
M less common than A V P/X n
(134)
‘The child stays (lives) at my house.’
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