chëi

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chëi means "hit someone with an instrument" or "hit an instrument" (such as a drum)

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(236)
Pa xûûchî chëi na ri ngê kwâ.
pa
COLL
xûûchî
child
chëi
hit
na
PST
ri
3PL
ngê
INS
kwâ
stick
‘Children hit them with a stick. / Children hit each other with a stick.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HIT Coding set Argument type
1 hitter Ø A
2 hittee Ø P
3 hitting instrument ngê+NP I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
M y
(235)
‘Children hit each other with a stick. / Children hit themselves with a stick.’
C
R y
U
N n
C
N y
C
y
U
n
C
N y
C
R y
U
n
U
M n
(261)
‘My young brother is playing the drum.’
U
N n