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'make/use/build'

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(67)
Oro ta asucihi tasiro ani ki mose wa ani pon cise kar.
or-o
place-POSS
ta
LOC
a=sut-ihi
IND.A=grandmother-POSS
tasiro
knife
ani
INST
ki
reeds
mose
mow
wa
and
ani
INST
pon
little
cise
house
kar
make
‘Grandmother then cut reed grass with her mountain knife and built a small house with that reed grass where they lived.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BUILD MAKE Coding set Argument type
1 builder maker subj.V A
2 built thing made thing obj.V P
3 building material making material NP+ani I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
M y
(68)
‘So, I built a house here.’
C
R y
(69)
‘What do you use for this these small mugwort arrows?’
C
N y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
R y
(216)
‘I have turned myself into a little bird.’
C
N y
C
N y