nkw-eʔe (choo)

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/nkwi-eʔe/
CPL-go.down (rain)
lexicalized complex

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

Examples

(179)
Nkūkúti na yuú jā léē léē nkwiʔe choo.
nkū-kúti
CPL-soften
na
ART
yuu=V́
earth=DEM
CONJ
léē
very
léē
strong
nkwi-ʔe
CPL-go.down
choo
rain
‘The earth became soft because it rained very hard.’
(177)
Nkutyejnā ntiʔe choo kunu suwe ʔne lēʔ nkutyejnā ntulaʔaūʔ jnā keeʔ lōʔ kwitīʔyú.
nku-tyejnā
CPL-begin
nti-ʔe
HAB-go.down
choo
rain
kunu
a.little
suwe
small
ʔne
HAB.do
lēʔ
then
nku-tyejnā
CPL-begin
nt-u-laʔa=ūʔ
HAB-CAUS-get.broken=3PL
jiʔį̄
RN
na
ART
kee=Vʔ
rock=DEM
lóʔō
RN.with
kwitīʔyú
lightning
‘Then it started to sprinkle a little bit, and they began to break the rock with lightning.’
(178)
Choo keʔekāʔá nyaʔana.
choo
rain
k-eʔe=kāʔá
POT-go.down=again
nyaʔa=na
HAB.see=1PL.INCL
‘It looks like it is going to rain again.’
(214)
Tī ná keʔe choo jā kiwiti nu nku-chata=na.
COND
NEG
k-eʔe
POT-go.down
choo
rain
CONJ
ki-witi
POT-dry
nu
NOM
nku-chata=na
CPL-replant=1PL.INCL
‘If it doesn't rain, the crop (what we planted) will dry out.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# RAIN Coding set Argument type

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