isonkur ne

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ne '(be)come sth/sb' (vt) - copula equative. The copula (equative) verb in Ainu is generally transitive, since it takes A markers. However, strictly speaking it should be regarded as a special verb because it does not take O markers (i.e. does not cross-reference on the verb a copula complement).

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form
Verb type: COP N

Example

(109)
Aonaha anakne isonkur ne p ne kusu.
a=ona-ha
IND.A=father-POSS
anak-ne
TOP-COP
ison-kur
be.successful.in.a.hunt-man
ne
COP
p
NR
ne
COP
kusu
because
‘My father was a really good hunter, (so everyday he brought as game a deer or bear).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE A HUNTER Coding set Argument type
1 specialist/hunter subj.V S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(303)
‘He made me a successful hunter.’