e-ko-itak

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Double applicative (Goal and Content) e-ko-itak [about.APPL-to.APP-say/talk] ‘say/talk to sb about sth’ (vd) < ko-itak 'say/talk to sb' (vt) < itak 'say/talk' (vi).

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(81)
Sekor okay pe nesi iekoytak.
sekor
QUOT
okay
exist.PL
pe
NR
nesi
really
i=e-ko-itak
IND.O=APPL.INS-APPL.DAT-say/talk
‘He really talked to me about these matters.’
(82)
Iramante oruspe sorekusu aeukoytak pa.
iramante
hunt
oruspe
story
sorekusu
especially
a=e-u-ko-itak
IND.A=APPL.INS-REC-APPL.DAT-say/talk
pa
PL
‘(At night, we would gather and) and talk about hunting and other things.’
(223)
Tan ponmenoko ene wa itakan ciki e=nu katu an na.
tan
this
pon-menoko
young-woman
e=ne
2SG.A=COP
wa
and
itak=an
say/talk=IND.S
ciki
if
e=nu
2SG.A=hear
katu
COMP
an
exist.SG
na
FIN
‘Young girl, listen well to what I have to say.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TALK Coding set Argument type
1 talker subj.V A
2 talked to person obj.V P
3 talked about content Ø X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
C
N y
C
y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
N y