ja

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"dig with a tool (wooden stick or barre à mine)"
ja is also found in compounds: jawi "dig to extract tubers", jatùrù "cut oneself while digging"

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(161)
Duè bwa du axa, du ja na rè bwaanyöu atù.
duè
two
bwa
DEM
du
DU.ART
axa
chief
du
DU.ART
ja
dig
na
PST
POSS
bwaanyöu
water.conduit
atù
there
‘These two chiefs, the ones who dig the water conduit over there.’
(184)
Dèèri ja na chaa pô.
dèèri
people
ja
dig
na
PST
chaa
one
hole
‘People dug a hole.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

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

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
n
U
N n
C
y
C
N y
U
n
C
N y
C
R y
(329)
‘He made them dig a hole. (with something).’
(346)
‘He made them dig a hole with an iron bar.’
C
N y
U
n
C
R y
(330)
‘This is their way of digging.’
U
N n