ta

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(241)
Wakka ta wa ek.
wakka
water
ta
dig.up/scoop
wa
and
ek
come.SG
‘Go draw some water.’
(332)
Sirpaykar kor turep ata wa turep irup akar wa.
sir-paykar
ground/world-spring
kor
and
turep
turep.lily.root
a=ta
IND.A=dig
wa
and
turep
turep.lily
irup
starch
a=kar
IND.A=make
wa
and
‘In Spring, I dug up turep-lily roots from which I made starch.’
(9)
Amacirpehe ne a p, wakkata kusu pet or ta ran siri anukar yakun.
a=macirpe-he
IND.A=young.sister-POSS
ne
COP
a
PERF.SG
p
NR
wakka-ta
water-dig/draw
kusu
because
pet
river
or
place
ta
LOC
ran
descend.SG
siri
VIS.EV
a=nukar
IND.A=see
yak-un
if-COP
‘If I see my younger sister go down to the river to fetch some water...’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# DIG Coding set Argument type
1 digger subj.V A
2 dug up thing obj.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
y
C
y
C
N y
C
y
C
y
C
R y
(287)
‘I drew some water and put it in a pot.’
(333)
‘We went by boats in order to dig up turep – lily roots.’
C
y
C
N y
C
N y