ca

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(3)
Maŋa pempak cose.
ma-ŋa
female-ERG
pempak
bread
c-o-s-e
eat-[3sA.]3[s]P-PRF-IND.PST
‘The woman has eaten the bread.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# EAT Coding set Argument type
1 eater NP-erg & V.agt A
2 eaten food NP-abs & V.obj P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(4)
‘Did Rames also eat sacrificed meat or not?’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
R y
C
R y
C
R y
(176)
‘It smells as if it had been eaten just now.’
C
R y
C
R y