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Sparing-Chávez, Margarethe (2003). I Want to But I Can’t: The Frustrative in Amahuaca.

URL: http://www.sil.org/silewp/2003/silewp2003-002.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-02-18).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 528&langcode=cbs (2022-01-22).


Example #1:

    (17) Inavan ea pi-panan, en tsaka-xu-qui.
    tiger me eat-FRUST I shot-today-DECL
    `The tiger would have eaten me, but I shot it today.' (Montag 1981:146)
Example #2:

    (18) Dunan ea pi-pai                    ixuqui.
    Snake me bite-want.without.success today
    `The snake wanted to bite me today, but without success.'
Example #3:

    (19) Nan rama rono-n    hiya tuxa-pana-n-mun tuxa-tima-xo-hnu.
    this day snake-ERG me bite-FRUST-ERG-TH bite-cannot-3PAST-DECL
    `The snake wanted to bite me today, but wasn't able to do so (literally, bite co