ciiwi

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(83)
Ri ciiwi ri.
ri
3PL
ciiwi
help
ri
3PL
‘They are helping them. / They are helping each other.’
(84)
Kamûrû ciiwi na nèxuu tiwâ kèè-caa.
kamûrû
man
ciiwi
help
na
PST
nèxuu
girl
tiwâ
about
kèè-caa
NMLZ-fish
‘The man helped the girl fishing.’
(171)
È nä mê ciiwi rè rî töwâ xwi rè mwâ nöö.
è
3SG
IPFV
come
ciiwi
help
IPFV
1PL.INCL
töwâ
at
xwi
build
POSS
mwâ
house
nöö
DEM
‘He will come to help us build that house.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HELP Coding set Argument type
1 helper Ø A
2 helpee Ø P

Alternations