n-kā-kitza

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/n-kā-kitza/
CPL-be-sick
Being based on the verb 'be' with incorporated adjective, this verb participates in the very productive alternation with the transitive
-ʔne 'to do'.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(160)
Ntetyātyūkwáūʔ jiʔį̄ līʔyáūʔ jiʔį̄ nchākitza.
nte-tyā-tyūkwá=ūʔ
PRG-finish-go.out=3PL
jiʔį̄
RN
l-īʔyá=ūʔ
STAT-transport=3PL
jiʔį̄
RN
nch-ā-kitza
PRG-be-sick
‘They are accompanying and carrying the one who is sick.’
(162)
Jā n-tzaʔą=yu ná tzoʔō ntz-uʔu tza rúʔ nte-tāką́ʔ=yu lō tī tu nch-ā-kitza túkwi rúʔ kitza nte-ʔne.
CONJ
n-tzaʔą=yu
STAT-be.attached=3SG.M
NEG
tzoʔō
good
ntz-uʔu
STAT-be.inside
tza
one
rúʔ
more
nte-tāką́ʔ=yu
PRG-experience=3SG.M
loō
like.so
COND
tu
IRR
nch-ā-kitza
PRG-be-sick(.3)
túkwi
which
rúʔ
more
kitza
illness
nte-ʔne
PRG-do(.3)
‘Because his animal spirit is not well that is why this is happening to him, if he is sick with whatever illness.’
(163)
Nchuwetīʔ nchākitza.
nch-uwe-tīʔ
PRG-get.ground-living.core(.3)
nch-ā-kitza
PRG-be-sick(.3)
‘He is sad, and he is getting sick.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE ILL Coding set Argument type
1 sick person Ø S

Alternations