nundik

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(29)
Anake muani cenik ento nundik lelipine ento aji tungked.
anak=e
person=DEF
muani
male
cenik
small
ento
that
nundik
touch
lelipi=ne
snake=DEF
ento
that
aji
with
tungked
stick
‘The boy touched the snake with a stick.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TOUCH Coding set Argument type
1 toucher Ø A
2 touchee Ø P
3 touching instrument aji+NP I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(131)
‘The snake was touched by the boy with a stick.’
C
R y
(177)
‘That snake was touched by that boy with a stick.’
C
R y
(204)
‘The snake was touched.’
C
R y
(72)
‘The boy touched the snake with a stick.’
C
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