ng X

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The copula ng is used to express 'X is Y', with Y being a noun; there is no data what the word for 'hunter' is; if there is a noun 'hunter', then the construction 'X ng Y' will be used, but it is possible that one can only say 'X hunts'; needs to be checked with speakers.

Coding frame

Verb type: COP N

Examples

(179)
Ku ng ǀhoqo ʘuun.
ku
3H.SG
ng
COP
ǀhoqo
ghost
ʘuun
DIM
‘She is a small ghost.’
(180)
Ng ǁu ng gǁain.
ng
1SG
ǁu
NEG
ng
COP
gǁain
brown.hyena
‘I am not the hyena.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE A HUNTER Coding set Argument type
1 specialist/hunter Ø S

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