nka-laʔa

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/nka-u-laʔa/
CPL-CAUS-break

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(121)
Lēʔ nchuʔukāchíʔ jā nu na nkwítzą ntilaʔ kee jā titǭ nkalaʔaūʔ jiʔį̄.
lēʔ
then
n-ch-uʔu-kāchíʔ
HAB-ITRN-be.inside-hidden(.3)
CONJ
nu
NOM
na
ART
nkwítzą
child
nti-laʔ
HAB-touch
kee
rock
CONJ
titǭ
several
nka-laʔa=ūʔ
CPL.CAUS-get.broken=3PL
jiʔį̄
RN(.3)
‘They (the jugs) get hidden there, because the children grab rocks and they have broken several (of the jugs).’
(177)
Nkutyejnā ntiʔe choo kunu suwe ʔne lēʔ nkutyejnā ntulaʔaūʔ jnā keeʔ lōʔ kwitīʔyú.
nku-tyejnā
CPL-begin
nti-ʔe
HAB-go.down
choo
rain
kunu
a.little
suwe
small
ʔne
HAB.do
lēʔ
then
nku-tyejnā
CPL-begin
nt-u-laʔa=ūʔ
HAB-CAUS-get.broken=3PL
jiʔį̄
RN
na
ART
kee=Vʔ
rock=DEM
lóʔō
RN.with
kwitīʔyú
lightning
‘Then it started to sprinkle a little bit, and they began to break the rock with lightning.’
(248)
Nkulaʔa na yaka.
nku-laʔa
CPL-get.broken
na
ART
yaka
wood
‘The stick broke.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BREAK Coding set Argument type
1 breaker Ø A
2 broken thing jiʔį̄+NP P
3 breaking instrument lóʔō+NP I

Alternations