e-ko-isoytak

show comment

Double applicative e-ko-isoytak [about.APPL-to.APPL-tell.story] 'tell a story to sb about sth' (vd) < ko-isoytak ‘tell stories to sb’ (vt) < isoytak 'tell a story' (vi). Cf. e-isoytak 'tell a story about sth' (vt).

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(77)
Cise kor tono umurek… usa okay pe iekoysoytak.
cise
house
kor
have
tono
master
umurek
couple
usa
various
okay
exist.PL
pe
NR
i=e-ko-isoytak
IND.O=APPL.INS-APPL.DAT-tell.story
‘The couple of the master of the house told me stories about various things.’
(222)
Asaha orano easir sorekusu mina tura isoytak.
a=sa-ha
IND.A=older.sister-POSS
orano
then
easir
for.the.first.time
sorekusu
especially
mina
laugh
tura
COM
isoytak
tell.story
‘Then my older sister for the first time told her story smiling.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TELL Coding set Argument type
1 teller subj.V A
2 tellee obj.V P
3 told content Ø X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(78)
‘We told to each other various stories about gods and about the Ainu of the past.’
C
y
C
y
C
N y
C
y
C
N y
C
y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y