nku-lā-misę̄

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/nku-lā-misę̄/
CPL-get.set.free-roll
The pCh root that meant 'roll' was
-isę̄, but this verb no longer occurs on its own in ZEN. There are several verbs with rolling in their meaning, but this is the one that would be used for a ball rolling.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(220)
Ketuʔu yuu kilamisę̄.
k-e-t-uʔu
POT-AUX.down-TRN-be.inside
yuu
earth
ki-la-misę̄
POT-get.loose-roll
‘If the land caves in, we would go rolling.’
(221)
Nkulāmisę̄ sūʔwá jwāá lō nu yakīʔyáyu lita.
nku-lā-misę̄
CPL-get.loose-roll
s-ūʔwá
POSS-load
jwaā=V́
Juan=DEM
when
nu
NOM
y-a-k-īʔyá=yu
CPL-go.NBASE-POT-transport=3SG.M
lita
ear.of.corn
‘Juan's load rolled when he went to haul corn.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# ROLL Coding set Argument type
1 rolling entity Ø S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
C
R The morphology in this alternation is idiosyncratic for this verb. y
(222)
‘He rolled it.’
(290)
‘Juan is going to roll the stones.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y