n-kā-tāká

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/nk-ā-tāká/
CPL-be-ADJ.be
This is also an existential predicate. As such, it can be used for predicative possession as well. It can also mean 'to be born'.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(112)
Nāxíʔi tu tijyuʔ tākáą nteēri tāká nkwítzą ntujwiʔ jį̄.
nāxíʔi
not.be
tu
IRR
tijyuʔ
far
tāká=ą
ADJ.be=1PL.INCL
nteē=ri
here=only
tāká
ADJ.be
nkwítzą
child
nt-ujwiʔ
HAB-sell
jiʔį̄
RN(.3)
‘We don't live far, right here lives a kid who sells them.’
(113)
Wī tī nuwęʔ wī chiīʔ wala=rā nk-ā=tāká wiʔ?
and
EMPH
nu
NOM
wiʔ
DEM
and
chiīʔ
young.one
wala=rā
where=now
nk-ā-tāká
CPL-be-ADJ.be(.3)
wiʔ
DEM
‘And him, young one, where did he live?’
(114)
Luwiʔ nkātāká nāáʔ ta tāká nyatę̄ ntē luwiʔ.
luwiʔ
then
nk-ā-tāká
CPL-be-ADJ.be
nāáʔ
1SG
ta
already
tāká
ADJ.be
nyatę̄
person
nteē
here
luwiʔ
then
‘At that time I was born. There were already people here at that time.’
(167)
Kutza nkaʔne jyą́ʔ nkū-túʔu lyātá ná tula ʔne=ą̄ʔ chaa=ą̄ʔ jā k-aja=ą̄ʔ xī tāká=ą̄ʔ.
kutza
difficult
nka-ʔne
CPL-do
jiʔį̄=ą̄ʔ
RN=1SG
nkū-túʔu
CPL-leave
lyātá
ditch
NEG
tula
what
ʔne=ą̄ʔ
POT.do=1SG
chaa=ą̄ʔ
POT.go.BASE=1SG
CONJ
k-aja=ą̄ʔ
POT-die=1SG
NOM.LOC
tāká=ą̄ʔ
ADJ.be=1SG
‘It was difficult for me to make my ditch (for the ditch to come out), but there is nothing for me to do. I better just go, so I may die in my own land (where I live).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LIVE Coding set Argument type
1 liver Ø S
2 living place LOC L

Alternations