mäh biq'al

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'to feel smell'

The smelled entity can be expressed as an adnominal possessor modifying
mäh 'smell'.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

Examples

(49)
Kibbal k'imalis mäh biq'eyo.
kibba-l
girl.OBL-LAT
k'ima-li-s
cheese-OBL-GEN1
mäh
smell(III).ABS
b-iq'e-yo
III-know-PST
‘The girl smelled the cheese.’
(185)
Kibba öždid k'imalis mäh biq'ello.
kibba
girl.ERG
öždi-d
boy.OBL-INSTR
k'ima-li-s
cheese-OBL-GEN1
mäh
smell(III)
b-iq'e-l-lo
III-know-CAUS-PST
‘The girl made the boy smell the cheese.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SMELL Coding set Argument type
1 smeller NP-lat X

Alternations