chètia

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chètia is a compound verb: chè- < chèè "draw, pull", tia "split"
chètia must occur with an object. If the object is a pronominal corefering in person and number with the subject, the meaning is reflexive or reciprocal.

Coding frame

Verb type: VV

Examples

(1)
Nèxuu chètia na nènèpéci kèwâ péci.
nèxuu
girl
chè-tia
draw-split
na
PST
nènè-péci
page-book
kèwâ
from
péci
book
‘The girl tore the page from the book.’
(170)
È wâ chètia mwanöö.
è
3SG
PFV
chè-tia
draw-split
mwanöö
piece.of.tissue
‘He tears the piece of tissue.’
(169)
Pa kwara chètia ri nêmwâ.
pa
COLL
kwara
subject
chè-tia
draw-split
ri
3PL
nêmwâ
today
‘The subjects are separating today. / The subjects are separating them today.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TEAR Coding set Argument type
1 tearer Ø A
2 torn thing Ø P
3 tearing source kèwâ+NP X

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