This quantity stories more than a few attention-grabbing linguistic evidence approximately ingestive predicates within the world’s languages. The hugely multifaceted nature of ‘eat’ and ‘drink’ occasions provides upward thrust to attention-grabbing clausal houses of those predicates, reminiscent of the atypicality of transitive buildings regarding ‘eat’ and ‘drink’ in a few languages. the 2 verbs also are assets for various figurative makes use of throughout languages with meanings resembling ‘destroy’, and ‘savour’, in addition to engaging in a good number of idioms that are relatively opaque semantically. Grammaticalized extensions of those predicates additionally happen, resembling the quantificational use of Hausa shaa 'drink’ which means (roughly) ‘do X often, regularly’. experts talk about info of using those verbs in a number of languages and language households: Australian languages, Papuan languages, Athapaskan languages, eastern, Korean, Hausa, Amharic, Hindi-Urdu, and Marathi.

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