ǧāʾa (جاء)

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A stem I verb

Coding frame

Example

(248)
Ǧāʾa lwaladu ʾilâ lbinti.
ǧāʾa
come.PRF.3SG.M
l-walad-u
ART-boy.M-NOM
ʾilâ
to
l-bint-i
ART-girl.F-GEN
‘The boy came to the girl.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# COME (2) Coding set Argument type
1 coming person/thing V.subj NP-nom S
2 come goal ʾilâ+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
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
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
R n
(249)
‘The boy came to the house.’
U
N n
U
N n
C
R y
(247)
‘The boy brought the book to the girl.’
(255)
‘The boy brought his brother water. /lit. The boy came with water to his brother.’
U
N n