čʼət-t

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I have no example where the instrument is expressed in the same clause; my elicitation attempts yielded constructions with two clauses (sentences), e.g. 'He cut it. He used a sharp knife.'

Coding frame

Example

(109)
čʼəttas tə= saplin.
čʼət-t-∅-as
cut-CTR-3.OBJ-3.ERG
tə=
DET=
saplin
bread
‘He cut the bread.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# CUT Coding set Argument type
1 cut thing V.obj P
2 cutter V.sbj A

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
U
R n
(147)
‘My forehead got cut.’
C
R y
(146)
‘I let him cut (it).’
C
R y
C
N y
C
y
C
R y
(150)
‘The log will be lifted before they cut it.’
C
N used as the basic form y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
R y
(148)
‘I have already cut the fish.’
C
y