kîî

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"dig with the hands"; often used in compounds:
kîwi "dig with the hands to take off sth.", kîgörö "break while digging", etc.
There are other verbs meaning "dig", such as
ja "dig with a sttick", sëi "dig with a shovel"; töö also means "dig with the hands". All of them have the same coding frame.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(120)
Kachuupôô kîî xwâî mwîrî.
Kachuupôô
Kachuupôô
kîî
dig
xwâî
path
mwîrî
DEM
‘Kachuupôô digs the tunnel.’
(183)
Wâ daa rè kîî cè rè ku.
PFV
daa
day
POSS
kîî
dig
for.a.specific.goal
POSS
ku
yam
‘It is the time to dig up yams.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# DIG Coding set Argument type
1 digger Ø A
2 dug hole/ground Ø P

Alternations