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CPL-play

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(99)
Nāxíʔi tī loō kijyana tī saʔne.
nāxíʔi
not.be
EMPH
loō
like.so
ki-jya=na
POT-play=1PL.INCL
EMPH
saʔne
long.ago
‘It is not the case that we played that way long ago.’
(100)
Jā xī kāchíʔ tyeʔę lēʔ ná kiʔniūʔ kee jiʔį̄ nu jā na nkwítzą ntijya.
CONJ
NOM.LOC
kāchíʔ
hidden
tyeʔę
POT.be.at(.3)
lēʔ
then
NEG
ki-ʔni=ūʔ
POT-beat=3PL
kee
rock
jiʔį̄
RN(.3)
nu
NOM
CONJ
na
ART
nkwítzą
child
nti-jya
HAB-play(.3)
‘Where it is hidden it will be, then they will not throw rocks at it, because children play.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# PLAY Coding set Argument type
1 player Ø S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
R If RN is incorporated, it means 'play with', if no incorporation of RN, it means to 'mess with' malefactive. y
(101)
‘We are going to mess with him and see where we end up.’
(252)
‘The woman playing with the ball threw it.’
C
R y
(284)
‘The teacher set the kids to playing.’
C
N y
C
N y