yaa

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This verb is also used for expressing the meaning MAKE, as examples 61 and 110 show.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(61)
Itepo karita yaa.
itepo
1pl
kari-ta
house-acc
yaa
make
‘We are making the house.’
(110)
Juan mesata yaak.
Juan
Juan
mesa-ta
table-acc
yaa-k
make-pfv
‘Juan made a table.’
(120)
Juan karita yaak.
Juan
Juan
kari-ta
house-acc
yaa-k
make-pfv
‘Juan built a house.’
(315)
Joan tablamak karita yaak.
Joan
Juan
tabla-mak
wood-instr
kari-ta
house-acc
yaa-k
make-pfv
‘Juan made a house by using wood. / Juan built a house out of wood.’
(316)
Joan sementokarita yaak.
Joan
Juan
semento-kari-ta
cement-house-acc
yaa-k
make-pfv
‘Juan made a cement house.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BUILD Coding set Argument type
1 builder NP-nom A
2 built thing NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N Si se usa el verbo joa 'hacer' sí puede usarse la incorporación: nejpo kari-joa 'estoy haciendo la casa. y
C
R y
(412)
‘Meat can be made. / Meat can be prepared/cooked.’
U
M Con jita sigue siendo transitivo, con yee se vuelve intransitivo. n
(414)
‘Juan is taking pictures.’
U
N n
C
R y
(336)
‘The man made the boy build a house with adobe.’
(337)
‘The man made the boy build a house of adobe.’
C
R y
(220)
‘Juan built me a house.’
U
N n
C
R y
(314)
‘The ceiling is made of earth.’
C
R y
(413)
‘The house is being made.’
C
N y
C
N y