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Note that normally the P/X is the thing stolen, but there are also examples where it is the 'stealing source' (cf. ex. 274).

Coding frame

Examples

(236)
A si gǀoe gaake ǁhaike.
a
CONN
si
1PL.E
gǀoe
again
gaake
steal
ǁhai-ke
milk-PL
‘Then we also steal milk.’
(273)
ǀoba ke gaake ǂoo si boeksi.
ǀoba
child
ke
FOC
gaake
steal
ǂoo
man
si
GEN
boek-si
book-SG
‘The child steals the man's book.’
(274)
U gaake ng.
u
2PL
gaake
steal
ng
1SG
‘You steal from us.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# STEAL Coding set Argument type
1 stealer Ø A
2 stolen thing Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
R possible when stealing is seen more as a habit (i.e. 'I don't steal' (= 'I am not a thief.'), 'Do you think I steal?' (= 'Do you think I am a thief?') n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N We expected that the stealing source could be expressed by an OBL, but the speakers always encoded it in a possessive construction instead (cf. ex. 273). n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y