eramasu(y)

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eramasu(y) 'like/want sth; like sb (rarely)' (vt). The choice of form, viz. eramasu or eramasuy, depends on a particular dialect.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(99)
Ohaw eeramasu ya?
ohaw
soup
e=eramasu
2SG.A=like
ya
Q
‘Do you like soup?’
(100)
Sisamutari katkemat eneramasuy pe ka okay.
sisam-utar-i
Japanese-people-POSS
katkemat
married.woman
en=eramasuy
1SG.O=like
pe
NR
ka
also
okay
exist.PL
‘(Among) the Japanese women, there were those who liked me.’
(257)
Kutci pirka wa keramasuy korka, eytasa ni ri wa kuhemesu ka niwkes.
kutci
actinidia.arguta.fruit
pirka
be.good
wa
and
k=eramasuy
1SG.A=want
korka
but
eytasa
very
ni
tree
ri
high
wa
and
ku=hemesu
1SG.S=climb
ka
even/also
niwkes
be.unable
‘The actinidia arguta fruit is good (=well ripen) and I want it but the tree is tall and I cannot climb it.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LIKE WANT Coding set Argument type
1 liker wanter subj.V A
2 liked entity wanted thing obj.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(101)
‘(They) like each other/sleep.’
C
N y
C
y
C
y
C
N y
C
N y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
R y
(341)
‘To give pleasure to. To make another pleased.’