paii

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Means "feel pain in (body part)" when the subject is a body part or "be sick" when the subject is an animate being. It also means "sickness".
Depending on the context and the TAM,
paii may also mean "to die" when the subject is an animate.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(109)
Wâpwéé mê rè nâ paii.
wâpwéé
inside
arm
POSS
1SG
paii
hurt
‘My arm hurts.’
(110)
Siè xêê-da rè nâ, pââ-nâ paii.
siè
not.exist
xêê-da
possibility-eat
POSS
1SG
pââ-nâ
tooth-1SG
paii
hurt
‘I can't eat, my teeth hurt.’
(200)
Taiki rè nâ paii, ngêê-Sili xöru.
taiki
dog
POSS
1SG
paii
sick
ngêê-Sili
possession-Sili
xöru
well
‘My dog is sick, Sili's dog is well.’
(201)
È nää bêêrî jaé rö döbwanä rè paii na.
è
3SG
nää
IPFV.PST
bêêrî
old
jaé
beyond
2SG
döbwanä
when
3SG
paii
sick
na
PST
‘He was older than you when he died.’
(202)
È xwi bachéé daa mè péépé paii.
è
3SG
xwi
exist
bachéé
three
daa
day
that
péépé
baby
paii
sick
‘The baby has been sick for three days.’
(203)
È xwi bachéé daa mè péépé wâ paii.
è
3SG
xwi
exist
bachéé
three
daa
day
that
péépé
baby
PFV
paii
sick
‘The baby died three days ago.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE ILL FEEL PAIN Coding set Argument type
1 sick person pain locus Ø S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
R y
C
N y
U
N n
C
R y
(280)
‘I have a wound on my foot/leg.’
(286)
‘You see, you always make us suffer.’
(311)
‘The living often speak to the dead.’
U
N n