nka-ʔni

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/nka-ʔni/
CPL-beat

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(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.’
(242)
Lee leerā ntiʔniūʔ lometā jų́ʔ to kiʔna kwaą̄.
lee
DEM
lee=rā
DEM=now
nti-ʔni=ūʔ
HAB-beat=3PL
lometā
bottle
jiʔį̄=ūʔ
RN=3PL
to
mouth
kiʔna
bed
kwaą̄
high
‘Like this they would hit their bottles on the edge of the loft.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BEAT Coding set Argument type
1 beater Ø A
2 beating instrument jiʔį̄+NP P
3 beatee jiʔį̄+NP P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
R y
(243)
‘The man kicked the ball and it went somewhere else.’
(244)
‘Juan prodded the donkey with a stick.’
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y