nkā-t-ūʔú

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/nka-u-t-ūʔú/
CPL-CAUS-TRN-be.inside
The verb root
-uʔu means 'be inside'.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(38)
Tzatūʔóǭʔ ítā jiʔį̄ maxi nāxíʔi tī kenaʔa.
tz-a-t-ūʔú=ą̄ʔ
POT-go.NBASE.CAUS-TRN-be.inside=1SG
ítā
water
jiʔį̄
RN
maxi
CONJ
nāxíʔi
not.be
EMPH
kenaʔa
many
‘I will pour water on it even if not a lot.’
(39)
Nkātūʔú jwaā ítyā jnā keē.
nkā-t-ūʔú
CPL.CAUS-TRN-be.inside
jwaā
Juan
ítā
water
jiʔį̄
RN
na
ART
keē
flower
‘Juan poured water on the flowers.’
(115)
Ntujnyāya jaʔwa nchuʔu lita.
nt-u-jnyā=ya
HAB-CAUS-make=1PL.EXCL
jaʔwa
granary
n-ch-uʔu
HAB-ITRN-be.inside
lita
ear.of.corn
‘We built granaries where the ears of corn were put.’
(116)
Ch-uʔu ntzukwāʔ jiʔį̄ jwaā=V́ la kii.
ch-uʔu
POT.ITRN-be.inside
ntzukwāʔ
maize
jiʔį̄
RN
jwaā=V́
Juan=DEM
la
as.far.as
kii
tomorrow
‘Tomorrow Juan's corn will be planted.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# POUR PUT Coding set Argument type
1 pourer putter Ø A
2 poured substance put thing jiʔį̄+NP P
3 pouring goal putting goal jiʔį̄+NP P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
C
M The verb 'to get dressed' is based on -t-uʔu, the active form of -uʔu 'be inside' with a location argument/adjunct of 'clothes'. That can then be causativized in the causative of active verb alternation 'to dress him'. y
(280)
‘They are going to dress her in that shirt.’
C
N y
C
N This verb is the derived result of applying the equipollent causative/intransitive alternation to the intransitive verb -y-uʔu. y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
C
M y
(230)
‘He plugged it in where it was (plugged) in.’