canno=A=O A feel O; A feel that CoCl
ADJ canno=S S feel ADJ

Canno denotes non-volitional or non-deliberate mental activity. Canno has an alternate construction, which is only used with adjectives (or adverbs) like gehe ‘good’ and basa ‘bad’. In these cases, since the expected O is an adjective, there is no O clitic on the verb, making it an intransitive construction. Generally the subject of canno is marked with an O clitic, since feeling is non-volitional. If the source or cause of the feeling is expressed, it is put in a peripheral phrase marked with pe.

Canno comes from casa ‘belly’ and the verb no ‘come’.


[#15] Basa-canno noyelace sodopa kidi sewa wudupe.

[#36] Callotoda, yennadana ŋene goli sede sede dullole, dodu kadde kadde nolemona gohogoho nune callo canno sede dullodanace.

[#35] Gehe canno notatomo goli sedewape nikiyele dinine, deyetoda goli sedetoteda ŋehetepene.

[#74] Xotoxoto piŋi cannoce, gohogoho basa cannoce.