kach

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This is 'break' in the sense of 'break P off L'. L appears as P's possessor.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(102)
Tu kachah u xikin a p'úul.
t-u
PRFV-SBJ.3
kach-ah
break-CMPL
u
POSS.3
xikin
ear
a
POSS.2
p'úul
jug
‘He broke the handle of your jug.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BREAK Coding set Argument type
1 breaker sbj.V A
2 broken thing V.obj P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
C
N y
C
M There is little practical use for the introversive. y
C
R y
(148)
‘The handle of my jug broke off.’
(294)
‘My arm broke.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
M y
(344)
‘I was feigning to break my pen, and then it really broke on me.’
C
R y
U
N n