khaŋma les

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les- 'like' is only used with infinitival complements. The combination that comes closest to basic 'like' is this one, which literally means 'like to see'.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

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Chaŋa maʔmi khaŋma lesose.
cha-ŋa
child-ERG
maʔmi
person
khaŋ-ma
see-INF
les-o-s-e
like-[3sA.]3[s]P-PRF-IND.PST
‘The child likes the man.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LIKE Coding set Argument type
1 liker NP-erg & V.agt A
2 liked entity NP-abs & V.obj P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
U
R n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
M y
C
R y
C
M y
C
M y
C
M y