ʿalima (علم)

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A stem I verb

Coding frame

Examples

(207)
ʿAlimat albintu natāʾiǧa lʾimtiḥāni.
ʿalimat
know.PRF.3SG.F
al-bint-u
ART-girl.F-NOM
natāʾiǧ-a
result.F.PL-ACC
l-ʾimtiḥān-i
ART-exam.M-GEN
‘The girl knew the results of the exam.’
(175)
Taʿālama ʿumarun ʾamāma zaydin.
taʿālama
know.VI.SIM.PRF.3SG.M
ʿumar-un
Umar-NOM.IDEF
ʾamāma
in.front.of
zayd-in
Zayd-GEN.IDEF
‘Umar pretended to be clever in front of Zayd.’

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
C
R y
(173)
‘The journalist informed his colleague about the results of the elections.’
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
R y
(172)
‘The woman taught the girl a song.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
R y
(176)
‘The journalist informed his colleague about the results of the elections.’
U
R n
(208)
‘The girl knew the results of the exam.’
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n