ǀʼhoo ǁhoo

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There are many different verbs (or verb forms?) for 'hide', we still have to check all of them (ǀoqeke, ǀʼhoo ǁhoo ǀoqe ǁhoo, ǀoqe ǀʼee, etc.), they might all be based on the same root which can be combined with different suffixes or verbs: this is only one example for the use of 'hide' in the specified context ('to hide s.th.'). It is very likely that the second part is ǁhoo 'put down, put aside'; in general, this verb is still very unclear and needs to be checked< there is also a lot of idiolectal variation, almost every speaker seems to have a different verb or form; the 'hiding affectee' cannot be specified within the coding frame of this verb (a complex sentence such as 'he hides it so that she cannot see it' would be used).

Coding frame

Verb type: VV

Examples

(254)
ǀoba ke ǀʼhoo ǁhoo boeksi.
ǀoba
child
ke
FOC
ǀʼhoo
hide
ǁhoo
put.aside
boek-si
book-SG
‘The child hides the book.’
(255)
ǀoba ke ǀʼhoo ǁhoo boeksi nǀa ǂoo gǂii nǀaa ki.
ǀoba
child
ke
FOC
ǀʼhoo
hide
ǁhoo
put.down
boek-si
book-SG
nǀa
PURP
ǂoo
man
gǂii
PROH
nǀaa
see
ki
3NH.SG
‘The child hides the book so that the man doesn't see it.’
(256)
ǀoba ǀhoo ǁhoo ǂxanisi.
ǀoba
child
ǀʼhoo
hide
ǁhoo
put.aside
ǂxani-si
book-SG
‘The child hides the book.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HIDE Coding set Argument type
1 hider Ø A
2 hidden thing Ø P

Alternations