giiwse-nini aawid

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aawi is a copula that means 'be an X,' where x is a noun. E.g., Nishnaabe ndaaw. 'I am an Ojibwe.' or Ndanshinaabew, 'I am an Ojibwe'

Coding frame

Verb type: vai

Examples

(25)
Giiwse-nini aawi.
giiwose-aniniw
hunter.AN-man.AN
aawi-w
be.AI-3SBJ
‘This man is a hunter.’
(26)
Giiwse-nini maaba.
giiwose-aniniw
hunter.AN-man.AN
maaba
this.AN
‘This (man) is a hunter.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE A HUNTER Coding set Argument type
1 specialist/hunter V.subjS S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
M y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y