ǂxaqake

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Western dialect only; this verb means basically 'look for, search'; it is used frequently by speaker A only to express 'want' (note that this corresponds to Afrikaans 'ek soek ...' = 'I want ...')

Coding frame

Examples

(205)
Si ǂxaqake gǁolong tyxann.
si
1PL.E
ǂxaqake
search
gǁolo-ng
thornbush-PL
tyxann
shit
‘We look for thornbush gum.’
(206)
... a si ǂxaqake ǃkhaa.
a
CONN
si
1PL.E
ǂxaqake
search
ǃkhaa
rain
‘... because we want to get rain.’
(208)
... want ǀʼhuunsi ǁu xa ǂxaqake si.
want
because
ǀʼhuun-si
white.person-SG
ǁu
NEG
xa
PST
ǂxaqake
search
si
1PL.E
‘... because the white man did not want us.’
(209)
Hng tsee hng ǂxaqake si.
hng
3PL
tsee
come
hng
3PL
ǂxaqake
search
si
1PL.E
‘They came and searched us.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SEARCH FOR WANT Coding set Argument type
1 searcher wanter Ø A
2 searched for thing wanted thing Ø P

Alternations