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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=amc (2021-10-23).


Example #1:

    `I grabbed a log to beat (the tapir to death) but it broke into pieces on the ta
Example #2:

    (6) ¿Min       chihi pima-pana-n-ra           caro     vu-yama-shin-ax?
    You       fire eat-cause-FRUST-ERG-QUEST firewood bring-NEG-yesterday-2INTERR
    `You want to make a fire (literally, cause the fire to eat), but didn't bring an
Example #3:

    (9) Miya nuno jonu-pana-n-rocon-mun     naha nuno vuii-hcan-qui-hcho.
    you here hide-FRUST-ERG-truthful-TH many here enter-they-DECL-ATTN
    `You (could) indeed hide here, but to tell you the truth, many are entering here
Example #4:

    vu-xon-hax            min-hqui-nu.
    `You were going to bring me sweet potatoes, but instead you (actually) brought m
Example #5:

    `We would like to live with others in the same house, but (doing so) often cause
Example #6:

    (15) Pacuu-cahan-pana-xon-mun      hun jii  poyan hachi-cu-hnu.
    fall-almost-FRUST-SQ(SS)TR-TH I   tree branch grab -1PAST-DECL
    `I almost fell (from the tree), but I grabbed a branch.' (Hunting narrative)