Datapoint Michif/Experiencer constructions with ‘headache’

There is a range of ways of expressing headache, from an incorporated noun in a verbal construction, to a verb with the noun 'ache' as its object and the person undergoing the pain as the subject, and a verb with the word for 'head' as a subject.

In addition, it can be expressed nominally as mal di tet.

Values

Experiencer is subject Frequency: 53.8%

Example 75-167:
Niwiishakeeyistaen ma tet.
Ni-wiishakeeyist-aenn
1sg-hurt.inan-3inan.obj
ma
poss.1sg.f
tet.
head
I have a headache. OR: I feel pain from my head.

Source: Laverdure & Allard 1983: 128

Confidence:
Intermediate

Body-part is subject Frequency: 23.1%

Example 75-166:
Mituni teewaaw ma tet.
Mituni
much
teewaa-w
hurt-3s
ma
poss.3.f
tet.
head
I have a headache. OR: My head hurts very much.

Source: Laverdure & Allard 1983: 17

Confidence:
Certain

Incorporated body-part noun Frequency: 23.1%

Example 75-165:
Deeushtikwaanaan.
Dee-ushtikwaan-aa-n.
1.hurt-head-incorp-1
I have a headache.

Source: Laverdure & Allard 1983: 128

Confidence:
Very certain