ngorahin

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(21)
Anake luh ento ngorahin anake cenik muani ento satua lucu.
anak=e
person=DEF
luh
female
ento
that
ngorahin
tell
anak=e
person=DEF
cenik
small
muani
male
ento
that
satua
story
lucu
funny
‘The girl told the boy a funny story.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TELL Coding set Argument type
1 teller Ø A
2 tellee Ø P
3 told content Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(124)
‘The boy was told a funny story by the girl.’
C
R y
(169)
‘The boy was told a funny story by the girl.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N it is already a locative construction y
C
N it is already a locative construction y
C
N it is already a locative construction y