ḥakâ (حكى)

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A stem I verb

Coding frame

Examples

(15)
Ḥakâ lwaladu lilbinti ḥikāyatan.
ḥakâ
tell.PRF.3SG.M
l-walad-u
ART-boy.M-NOM
li-l-bint-i
for-ART-girl.F-GEN
ḥikāyat-an
story.F-ACC.IDEF
‘The boy told the girl a story.’
(16)
Ḥakâ lwaladu ʿalâ lbinti ḥikāyatan.
ḥakâ
tell.PRF.3SG.M
l-walad-u
ART-boy.M-NOM
ʿalâ
on
l-bint-i
ART-girl.F-GEN
ḥikāyat-an
story.F-ACC.IDEF
‘The boy told the girl a story.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TELL Coding set Argument type
1 teller V.subj NP-nom A
2 tellee li+NP X
3 told content NP-acc P

Alternations