idiomatic expressions

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various idiomatic expressions: 'the heart is sore'; 'the heart is not well', etc.

Coding frame

Verb type: NV

Examples

(151)
Hng ka ǀqae-ke ʘʼuiʼi.
hng
3PL
ka
PL
ǀqae-ke
heart-PL
ʘʼuiʼi
be.sore
‘They are sad (lit. Their hearts are sore.).’
(152)
Ha ǀqae ǁu tyhaaʼi.
ha
3SG
ǀqae
heart
ǁu
NEG
tyhaaʼi
tasty
‘He is sad (lit. His heart is not tasty/well.).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE SAD Coding set Argument type
1 sad person Ø S

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