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"to hit, to catch", but very often, also means "to kill", by euphemism

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(212)
È nää sa rè dèèri ri nää fè tè chéé a pwanâwâ.
è
3SG
nää
IPFV.PST
sa
hit
IPFV
dèèri
people
ri
3PL
nää
IPFV.PST
go
along
chéé
down
a
DEM
pwanâwâ
beach
‘He used to kill people walking along down on the beach.’
(213)
Chaaké dèèri wâ xwicè mè ri sa è.
chaaké
several
dèèri
people
PFV
xwi-cè
do-for.a.specific.goal
that
ri
3PL
sa
hit
è
3SG
‘Several people tried to kill him.’
(285)
Nä wèi a dö, rè xërù nä dê fè sa xwè rè xuu rèè.
then
wèi
this.one
a
DEM
hen
3SG
xërù
raise
then
buzzard
go
sa
hit
xwè
eat
POSS
xuu
young
rè-è
POSS-3SG
‘And when the hen has fledglings, the buzzard goes and catches and eats them.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# KILL Coding set Argument type
1 killer Ø A
2 killee Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
n
U
N n
C
y
C
y
U
n
C
y
C
R y
C
N y
U
N n
C
R y
(313)
‘It is better if you stay on the boat in order to see us catching dawas(fish).’
U
N n