Datapoint Michif/Transitive motion verbs: ‘pull’

The general locative preposition is daan/dan. It is also used for "motion towards" and, in combination with an adposition meaning 'from', for "motion away".

The action 'pull' is expressed in Michif as a bipartite verb, in which the second element -pit- indicates the action of pulling, and the first element the manner. Some examples:

manipit-
'pull loose'
(mani- 'loose', pit 'pull')
(cf. mani-s- 'cut loose')

shi-pashku-pit-
'pull weeds out of the ground'
(ishi 'thus', pashkw- 'prairie'?, pit 'pull')

Values

Circumposition

Example 75-212:
Noo kinwaensh amanipitaayaahk li shaar daa la boo uschi.
Noo
neg
kinwaensh
long
a-mani-pitaa-yaahk
comp-loose-pull-1pl.excl
li
art.m.sg
shaar
car
daa
loc
la
art.f.sg
boo
mud
uschi.
from
We pulled the car out of the mud in short order. OR: It did not take long to pull the car out of the mud for us.

Source: Laverdure & Allard 1983: 204

Example 75-19:
dans le fridzh uhchi
dans
loc
le
def.art.m
fridzh
fridge
uhchi
from
out of the fridge

Source: Bakker 1997: 110

Confidence:
Very certain