sëi

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"to dig with a shovel"; "shovel"; also "lift something with a shovel or a fishing net..."

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(288)
Ri sëi ngê wâdöubwa pumöu.
ri
3SG
sëi
dig
ngê
INS
wâdöubwa
anything
pumöu
landing_net
‘They dig/lift anything with the landing net.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# DIG Coding set Argument type
1 digger Ø A
2 dug up thing Ø P
3 digging instrument ngê+NP I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
M n
(121)
‘In the past we used to dig with a wooden shovel.’
U
N n
C
y
C
N y
U
n
C
y
C
R y
C
N y
U
n
C
R y
U
N n