ngayehang

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(12)
Memenne ngayehang rarene.
memen=ne
mother=DEF
ngayehang
wash
rare=ne
baby=3POSS
‘The mother washed her baby.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# WASH Coding set Argument type
1 washer Ø A
2 washed entity Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(116)
‘The baby was washed my the mother.’
C
R y
(161)
‘The baby was washed by the mother.’
C
R y
(200)
‘The baby has been washed.’
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