ǀai (2)

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This verb means 'take'. It is also occasionally used for 'to touch (something)', but there is no verb that corresponds to 'touch' in general.

Coding frame

Example

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Gǀa dyee ng ǀai ng nǀng?
gǀa
2SG.STR
dyee
do.how
ng
thus
ǀai
take
ng
OBL
nǀng
1SG.STR
‘How (=why) do you touch me?’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TOUCH Coding set Argument type
1 toucher Ø S
2 touchee ng+NP X

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