xwêê

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Xwêê is a labile verb. It means "to fall" when intransitive.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(8)
Kamûrû nä suxwêê kwé nèpwéé vèr.
kamûrû
man
DEM
su=xwêê
put=pour
kwé
water
nèpwéé
in
vèr
glass
‘The man poured the water (into) the glass.’
(10)
Nâ xwêê kwé nèpwéé chaa mîrî.
1SG
xwêê
pour
kwé
water
nèpwéé
in
chaa
one
mîrî
plate
‘I am pouring water into a plate.’
(11)
Kwââ a xwêê na töwâ kwâdè.
kwââ
tree
a
DEM
xwêê
fall
na
PST
töwâ
because
kwâdè
wind
‘This tree fell because of the wind.’
(160)
Rè xwêê saa, döbwa rè siè dù kèè-fè chââri mwââ-nûû kwiöö-wakè rè nikèl ti Xômwâ.
3SG
xwêê
fall
saa
bad
döbwa
because
3SG
siè
NEG
possible
kèè-fè
NMLZ-go
chââri
visit
mwââ-nûû
house-old
kwiöö-wakè
tool-work
POSS
nikèl
nickel
ti
at
Xômwâ
Thio.village
‘It is too bad that it is not possible to go to Thio village and visit the nickel museum.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# POUR Coding set Argument type
1 pourer Ø A
2 poured substance Ø P
3 pouring goal LOC L

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(9)
‘The man fell down.’
U
N n
C
y
C
N y
U
n
C
N y
C
R y
(348)
‘I make him fall.’
C
N y
U
N n
C
R y
U
N n