lums

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(102)
Rameŋa utecce kosibe lumsuce.
rame-ŋa
Rame-ERG
u-tec-ce
3sPOSS-clothes-ns
kosi-be
river-ns
lums-u-c-e
sink-[3sA.]3P-3nsP-IND.PST
‘Rame sank his clothes in the river.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SINK (tr) Coding set Argument type
1 sink-(caus)er (tr) NP-erg & V.agt A
2 sunken entity (tr) NP-abs & V.obj P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(101)
‘Somebody drowned in the river.’
U
R n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
M y
C
M y
C
M y
C
M y
C
M y