bitcha (bicha)

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The verb bitcha might reduce its form into bit- (ex. 56), then the root suffers a phonological change into bik- when it is combined with other morphemes (suffixes). This form is the stem for two related meanings (SHOW & SEND) expressed by means of the suffixation of the causative morpheme to the bit- stem.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(56)
In wawai ne pueplou bitbae.
in
1sg.pos
wawai
relative
ne
1sg
pueplo-u
town-dir
bit-bae
see-des
‘I'm going to see my relative in town.’
(105)
U yoeme uusita bichak.
u
det
yoeme
man
uusi-ta
child-acc
bicha-k
see-pfv
‘The man saw the child.’
(158)
Juan kaa bicha.
Juan
Juan
kaa
neg
bicha
see
‘Juan can not see.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SEE Coding set Argument type
1 seeer NP-nom A
2 seen entity NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(186)
‘The mountain is not well-seen. / The mountain is not easy to see.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
R n
(566)
‘Maria sees people. / Maria is able to see.’
U
N n
C
R y
(345)
‘The man made the woman see the boy.’
C
R y
(564)
‘See the beans for me (in my place).’
U
N When the participant sees/looks towards something or someone a type of control is implied. n
C
y
C
R y
(565)
‘The house was seen.’
C
N y
C
N y