kot-e

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kot-e [tie-CAUS] 'tie up sth and sth (=tie up two symmetrical objects)' (vd), as in (ex. 240); cf. sir-kot-e [ground/world-tie-CAUS] 'tie sth/sb to sth/sb (=tie up two asymmetrical objects)' (vt), with noun incorporation.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(240)
Suma itese ka akote.
itese
weave
ka
thread
a=kot-é
IND.A=tie-CAUS
suma
stone
ré-he
name-POSS
pit
pit.stone
‘The name of stone tied to the weaving thread is "pit".’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TIE Coding set Argument type
1 tier subj.V A
2 tying goal obj.V P
3 tied thing LOC L

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
y
C
R y
(5)
‘The dog is tied in front of the tree.’
(6)
‘Tie (it) to the tree.’
(7)
‘(Since I cut his throat I could not carry him on my back, so) I tied his throat with a rope and (dragged him).’
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
N y