Positional verbs



detgaˀnha:ˀ

it is sticking out

gadęhda:ˀ

it is lying spread out on the floor or ground

gagehǫˀ

things are lying about

ga̲he:ˀ

it is sitting on top of something

gani:yǫ:t

it is hanging

Positional verbs often incorporate the noun whose position is being described. An example is the word gayęhsrani:yǫ:t hanging basket, which contains the basic noun oyęhsraˀ blanket and the positional verb gani:yǫ:t it is hanging. The parts of this word are shown in the following table.

ga-

-yęhsra-

-ni:yǫ:t

it

blanket

be hanging

There are several pages describing pronominal prefix selection for non-incorporating and incorporating positional verbs.



None: PositionalVerbIntro (last edited 2013-06-02 12:15:41 by LanaWilliams)