ʾakala (أكل)

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A stem I verb

Coding frame

Example

(7)
ʾAkala lwaladu ttuffāḥata.
ʾakala
eat.PRF.3SG.M
l-walad-u
ART-boy.M-NOM
t-tuffāḥat-a
ART-apple.F-ACC
‘The boy ate the apple.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# EAT Coding set Argument type
1 eater V.subj NP-nom A
2 eaten food NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
C
N y
C
y
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
M y
(22)
‘The man fed the child with bread.’
C
y
C
N y
C
R y
(43)
‘The car has been eaten away by rust.’
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
R n
(218)
‘The boy ate.’
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n