ʿarifa (عرف)

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A stem I verb

Coding frame

Example

(4)
ʿArifa lwaladu lbinta.
ʿarifa
know.PRF.3SG.M
l-walad-u
ART-boy.M-NOM
l-bint-a
ART-girl.F-ACC
‘The boy knew the girl.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# KNOW Coding set Argument type
1 knower V.subj NP-nom A
2 known thing/person NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
R y
(37)
‘Zaid and Amr got to know each other.’
C
N y
U
N n
C
R y
(36)
‘The man informed the police about what has happened.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
R n
(210)
‘The boy knew about the girl.’
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n