a (SG) / rok (PL)

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Suppletive forms for SG and PL.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(131)
Ne kotan kor nispa oro ta ahunan apa sam ta aan.
ne
this
kotan
village
kor
have
nispa
rich.man
or-o
place-POSS
ta
LOC
ahun=an
enter.SG=IND.S
apa
door
sam
near
ta
LOC
a=an
sit.SG=IND.S
‘I entered the village chief’s house, shaking all over. I sat down near the front door.’
(133)
Itukari ta ek hi kusu, mono aan.
i=tukari
IND.O=front
ta
LOC
ek
come.SG
hi
NR
kusu
because
mono
quietly
a=an
sit.SG=IND.S
‘He came right in front of me, so I sat down properly (on the floor).’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SIT SIT DOWN Coding set Argument type
1 sitter sitdowner subj.V S
2 sitting place sitting-down place LOC L

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(132)
‘Since I gave inaw-prayer sticks to gods who live in (lit. sit in) the mountains, (please protect me).’
C
N y
C
N y
C
y
C
y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(291)
‘Children are running around, so sit them down.’