bitchu

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The verb bitchu refers to the event in which the participant is aware of the act of looking. On the other hand, the verb bitcha refers to the ability of seeing.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(113)
Juan uusita bitchu.
Juan
Juan
uusi-ta
child-acc
bitchu
look_at
‘Juan is looking at the child.’
(212)
Juan espekopo au bitchu.
Juan
Juan
espeko-po
mirror-loc
au
refl
bitchu
see
‘Juan looks at himself in the mirror.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LOOK AT Coding set Argument type
1 looker NP-nom A
2 looked at entity NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
M It appears when a causative marker is used in the verb. n
(559)
‘I am looking at something.’
U
R n
(184)
‘Juan sees the child.’
C
R y
(185)
‘Juan looks good.’
(561)
‘The mountain can be looked at well. / The mountain is easy to see.’
C
R y
(558)
‘Juan is looking at the sheet.’
C
R y
(155)
‘Maria showed drawings (to people).’
C
N y
C
N y
U
R n
(560)
‘Juan is looking into the house.’
C
N y
C
R y
(562)
‘The house has been looked at. / The house is being looked at.’
C
R y
(563)
‘The house has been looked at.’
C
N y
C
N y