xabar meyal

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to tell

meyal on its own means 'to let out, to send'. meyal can be combined with joke, riddle and other similar noun and then it means 'to tell a joke, to tell a riddle', etc.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

Examples

(14)
Uštelli q'owal xabar meeyo.
uštel-li
teacher-ERG
q'owa-l
children-LAT
xabar
story(III).ABS
m-ee-yo
III-let.out-PST
‘The teacher told a story to the children.’
(107)
Kibba hinila gedis öždil xabar mehca.
kibba
girl.ERG
hini-la
REFL-GEN2
gedi-s
cat.OBL-GEN1
öždi-l
boy.OBL-LAT
xabar
story(III).ABS
m-eh-ca
III-let.out-PRS
‘The girl talks to the boy about her cat.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TELL Coding set Argument type
1 teller NP-erg X
2 tellee NP-lat X

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