kuje=A=O A twist, turn O
kuje=S S twist, turn

As a simple intransitive, kuje means ‘twist, turn’ where the subject is the person or thing twisting or turning. Kuje can also be used to describe braiding (twisting together) and other activities done with long strands of something. Weaving can also be described with kuje, though kuje-kullo is the usual verb. If one is creating something with all this twisting, the thing being created is generally the object and the material being twisted can be in a peripheral phrase marked with pe. One can also make the material the object and thing created can be in a peripheral phrase marked with du.

Kuje is derived from an older form of the word kuwu ‘hand’ and the obsolete particle ye ‘out’.


[#28] Casada Peya goso kujeto.

[#16] Casale goso kujela.