cham lus

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Cham is an independent noun meaning 'song', lus- is an abstract verb serving as auxiliary in other contexts. Though it is impossible to omit cham from cham lus- if one wants to say 'sing', cham morphosyntactically behaves like an independent noun and is not incorporated.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

Example

(81)
Paŋa cham lusose.
pa-ŋa
man-ERG
cham
song
lus-o-s-e
sing-[3sA.]3[s]P-PRF-IND.PST
‘The man has sung a song.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SING Coding set Argument type
1 singer NP-erg & V.agt A
2 song NP-abs & V.obj P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(82)
‘We used to sing songs of various types.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N semantically implausible (one cannot 'sing each other') y
C
M y
C
M y
C
R y