nkw-ē-k-u-tūʔú (s-ateʔ)

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/nkwi-ē-k-u-tūʔú (s-ateʔ)/
CPL-CAUS-POT-CAUS-be.inside (POSS-clothes)
This verb is not basic. It is a derived causative of a more basic active verb. The basic verb is
nkw-i-tuʔu sateʔ, an unergative verb lexicalized with an old iterative prefix (i-). The basic verb literally means 'to put oneself (in clothes)'.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(68)
Kekataūʔ jnīʔ joʔō i kekutūʔúūʔ sateʔ.
k-e-k-ata=ūʔ
POT-CAUS-POT-bathe=3PL
jiʔį̄
RN
niʔ
3SG.RSP
joʔō
sacred
i
and
k-e-k-u-t-ūʔú=ūʔ
POT-CAUS-POT-CAUS-TRN-be.inside=3PL
s-ateʔ
POSS-clothes(.3)
‘They are going to bathe the saint and dress him.’
(234)
Léē tzoʔō laa tzakarāyu kula tyāʔ ntyuʔu tánēʔ serlī nu laa nkaā saʔne tzéʔā.
léē
very
tzoʔō
good
l-aa
STAT-be
tzaka=rā=yu
one=now=3SG.M
kula
elder
tyāʔ
still
n-ty-uʔu
HAB-TRN-be.inside(.3)
tánēʔ
cloth
serlī
pants
nu
NOM
l-aa
STAT-be
n-kaā
CPL-be
saʔne
long.ago
tzéʔā
exactly
‘It is beautiful, he is the only old one that still dresses in the cloth pants as in the old days.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# DRESS Coding set Argument type
1 dresser Ø A
2 dressee jiʔį̄+NP P
3 clothes Ø X

Alternations