qāla (قال)

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A stem I verb

Coding frame

Examples

(12)
Qāla rraǧulu liṣadīqihi: "marʾatī fī lbayti".
qāla
say.PRF.3SG.M
r-raǧul-u
ART-man.M-NOM
li-ṣadīq-i-hi
for-friend.M-GEN-3SG.M
marʾat-ī
woman.F-1SG.NOM
in
l-bayt-i
ART-house.M-GEN
‘The man said to his friend: "my wife is at home".’
(203)
Qāla rraǧulu kalimatan ǧamīlatan.
qāla
say.PRF.3SG.M
r-raǧul-u
ART-man.M-NOM
kalimat-an
word.F-ACC.IDEF
ǧamīl-at-an
nice-F-ACC.IDEF
‘The man said a nice word.’
(252)
Qāla rraǧulu liṣadīqihi ʾinnahu marīḍun.
qāla
say.PRF.3SG.M
r-raǧul-u
ART-man.M-NOM
li-ṣadīq-i-hi
for-friend.M-GEN-3SG.M
ʾinna-hu
CONJ-3SG.M
marīḍ-un
sick-NOM.IDEF
‘The man told to his friend, that he is ill.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SAY Coding set Argument type
1 sayer V.subj NP-nom S
2 saying addressee li+NP X
3 said content UTT X

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