pebi

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A transitive verb; its internal structure consists of the verb root pa 'to kill', and the inherent NP ebi 'hunger'. This verb can also be used in the symmetrical verb alternation.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(131)
O̩mo̩ náà ń pebi.
o̩mo̩
child
náà
DEF
PROG
pebi
kill.hunger
‘The child is hungry. / The child feels hunger.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE HUNGRY Coding set Argument type
1 hungry person Ø S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(132)
‘The child is hungry. / The child feels hunger.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n