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'make', 'do' both INST (ex. 24) and ABL (ex. 79) are possible for building material. B

Coding frame

Examples

(79)
Wajpi meenú ja ájɨtu.
wajpi
man
meenú
make
ja
house
ájɨ-tu
palm-ABL
‘The man built the house with palm leaves.’
(24)
Wajpi meenú ja ájɨri.
wajpi
man
meenú
make
ja
house
ájɨ-ri
palm-LOC/INST
‘The man built the house with palm leaves.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BUILD Coding set Argument type
1 builder NP-nom A
2 built thing NP-acc P
3 building material NP-abl X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
C
M means 'beat oneself' y
C
M means 'beat each other up' y
U
N n
U
N n