|deŋi=A=O||A scratch, dig O|
|deŋi-deŋi=S||S do sexual activity ne someone|
|kaŋŋi-deŋi=A=O||A penetrate O|
Deŋi can be seen as a more intense form of kugi, as it involves touching with some force and with volition.
Reduplicated deŋi-deŋi=S is the standard, polite way to describe sexual activity. It is intransitive, usually with a plural subject. With a singular subject, a companion an be added with the peripheral phrase marker ne. Kaŋŋi-deŋi=A=O can also be used to describe sexual activity, but not in polite company.
The etymology of deŋiis unknown.
[#97] Kidi doŋine kibi sata todu deŋiminu, todu kaŋŋi-wominu.
[#99] Xososu caba budu deŋiminu, jodo doŋi tene deyeminu bududu, degguminu lece xexene.