ts'a'

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The verb means both 'give' and 'put'. It is the basic trivalent verb of the language.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(38)
T ts'a'ah le analte'o'b ti' le paalalo'bo'.
t
PRFV.SBJ.1PL
ts'a'-ah
put/give-CMPL
le
DEM
analte'-o'b
book-PL
ti'
LOC
le
DEM
paal-al-o'b-o'
child-COLL-PL-D2
‘We gave the books to the children.’
(45)
Le luucho' tin ts'a'ah ti' le ka'nche'o'.
le
DEM
luuch-o'
cup-D2
t-in
PRFV-SBJ.1SG
ts'a'-ah
put/give-CMPL
ti'
LOC
le
DEM
ka'nche'-o'
table-D2
‘I put the cup onto the table.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# GIVE PUT Coding set Argument type
1 giver putter sbj.V A
2 gift put thing V.obj P
3 giving recipient putting goal LOC L

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
C
N This verb is itself used as a light verb in causative constructions. y
C
M y
C
N y
C
M in idiomatic expressions y
C
R In other cases, k'ub 'hand over' would be used y
(173)
‘They give each other their hands.’
(174)
‘They give each other presents.’
(206)
‘They load each other with their burdens.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(348)
‘Put a scarecrow on the guaya tree so that the birds won't come.’
C
R y
U
N n