nârâ

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first meaning: "feel pity for someone"; also "think", with a direct object or a clausal object; also in compounding: nârâpârî "to think about, to remind of sth", nârâpaari "think clearly";
nârâ + "try to think/remind sth", "think for a specific goal"

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(275)
Nâ nârâ rö.
1SG
nârâ
think
2SG
‘I am thinking of you. / I feel pity for you.’
(78)
Nâ nârâ chaa kâmûrû.
1SG
nârâ
feel.pity
chaa
one
kâmûrû
man
‘I feel pity for someone. / I am thinking about someone.’
(79)
Nâ nä nârâ rè kamè-nâ.
1SG
IPFV
nârâ
think
IPFV
kamè-nâ
house-1SG
‘I am homesick. / I am thinking about my house.’
(130)
Nâ siè nârâ mè wîrî nöö Cöö.
1SG
siè
NEG
nârâ
think
that
wîrî
2PL
nöö
stay
Cöö
Thio
‘I don't think you are living in Thio.’
(157)
Ri nârâ cè chaa xwâ caa.
ri
3PL
nârâ
think
for.a.specific.goal
chaa
one
xwâ
kind.of
caa
hunting
‘They are thinking about a way of hunting.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# THINK Coding set Argument type
1 thinker Ø A
2 thought content Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
n
U
n
C
y
C
y
U
n
C
y
C
N y
C
N y
U
n
C
R y
(276)
‘People changed their minds.’
U
N n