ʘʼuiʼi

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means 'be sick', 'be ill', or 'be sore'; an alternative way to express 'to have pain' is with the verb 'bite', e.g. 'my arm bites'

Coding frame

Examples

(140)
A ka nǀuinke hng ʘʼuiʼi.
a
2SG
ka
PL
nǀuin-ke
knee-PL
hng
3PL
ʘʼuiʼi
be.sore
‘Your knees are sore.’
(142)
Na ʘʼuiʼi.
na
1SG
ʘʼuiʼi
be.in.pain
‘I have pain. / I am sick.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE ILL FEEL PAIN Coding set Argument type
1 sick person pain-feeler Ø S

Alternations