uubálle

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uncertain whether uubállé 'story' is an argument or not
Ex. 27 is unnatural, but a literary translation of 'The man told a story to the boy'. It seems that all verbs of saying do not usually take objects, many of them have nominal counterparts referring to genres (like in example 27).

Coding frame

Example

(27)
Wajpi (uubállé) uubálle ováhtsake .
wajpi
man
uubállé
story
uubálle
tell
ováhtsa-ke
boy-ACC
‘The man told a story to the boy.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TELL Coding set Argument type
1 teller NP-nom A
2 tellee NP-acc P
3 told content NP-nom X

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