téé

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téé means "to see"; when followed by a directional, it means "look at". if the directional is "to go", téé means "look at someone who is going away". if the directional is "to come", téé mê means "look at someone coming".

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(50)
Kamûrû téé na xötö.
kamûrû
man
téé
see
na
PST
xötö
boy
‘The man saw the boy.’
(77)
Kamûrû téé mê na xötö.
kamûrû
man
téé
look
come
na
PST
xötö
boy
‘The man looked at the boy (who was coming).’
(219)
Ri téé ri.
ri
3PL
téé
see
ri
3PL
‘They see them. / They see each other.’
(221)
Nâ kaii téé mwâ.
1SG
kaii
light
téé
see
mwâ
house
‘I turn the light on to see the house.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SEE Coding set Argument type
1 seeer Ø A
2 seen entity Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(220)
‘I feel pain in my eyes looking at the sun. / My eyes hurt because of looking at the sun.’
U
M n
(222)
‘He says: "Eh you, you see, I am tired!"’
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
n
C
y
C
R y
C
N y
U
n
U
N n