yejte

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The verb form yejte (also pronounced as yeste) uses as its transitive-causative counterpart the verb form yexha (conformed by yes-ta), which involves a palatalization process.

Coding frame

Examples

(51)
U jamut bwiapo yejte.
u
det
jamut
woman
bwia-po
scrub-loc
yejte
sit
‘The woman is sitting on the field.’
(100)
Maria weapo yejtek.
Maria
Maria
wea-po
floor-loc
yejte-k
sit-pfv
‘Maria sat down on the floor.’
(127)
U yoeme kutat yejte.
u
det
yoeme
man
kuta-t
log-loc
yejte
sit
‘The man sits on the log.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SIT SIT DOWN Coding set Argument type
1 sitter sitdowner NP-nom S
2 sitting place sitting-down place NP-loc L

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
y
C
N y
C
R y
(609)
‘That bank is a place to sit on.’
U
N n
U
N n
C
R y
(357)
‘The man made the woman sit down on the floor.’
C
R y
(607)
‘He sits in order to ambush me.’
(608)
‘The man sits in order to ambush the woman.’
U
N n
C
R y
(610)
‘Someone has sat on the bench. / The bank has already been sat on.’
C
N y
C
R y
(143)
‘Maria seated the child on the bench.’
C
N y