tyuu

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also used for 'understand'

Coding frame

Examples

(229)
Petrus xa tyuua ǀkhuisi.
Petrus
Petrus
xa
PST
tyuu-a
hear-PFV
ǀkhui-si
bird-SG
‘Petrus heard the bird.’
(232)
Ng ǁu tyuu kike.
ng
1SG
ǁu
NEG
tyuu
hear
ki-ke
3-PL
‘I don't understand them.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HEAR Coding set Argument type
1 hearer Ø A
2 heard sound Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
R n
(231)
‘I have heard (that) she has moved.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
M only in context like 'I hear.' = 'I am waiting (to hear) what you have to say), for your answer.' or in 'Are you listening (to what I have to say to you)?' n
(233)
‘I listen.’
(235)
‘Do you hear? / Are you listening to me?’
U
R n
(230)
‘I haven't seen them yet, I only hear(d) about them.’
(234)
‘Come and come (and) hear about this Masehupu-things!’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N possible, but we regard the COM/INST as an adjunct n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y