melahang

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(25)
Anak muani cenik ento melahang jendelene aji batu.
anak=e
person=DEF
muani
male
cenik
small
ento
that
melahang
break
jendele=ne
window=DEF
aji
with
batu
stone
‘The boy broke the window with a stone.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BREAK Coding set Argument type
1 breaker Ø A
2 broken thing Ø P
3 breaking instrument aji+NP I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(128)
‘The window was broken by the boy with a stone.’
C
R y
(173)
‘The window was broken by the boy with a stone.’
C
N y
C
N it is already a causative construction y
C
N it is already a causative construction y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y