weiʔ ta

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weiʔ 'rain' + ta 'come'

It's lexicalized insofar as there is no other way to say 'it rains'. But the two parts are morphologically, syntactically, and semantically independent. They can be used without each other.
ta- can also be used with other atmospheric nouns (e.g. 'snow comes' = 'it snows'). weiʔ can be pluralized (wecce utano 'rainfalls come', i.e., 'it rains several times').

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

Example

(107)
Weiʔ tiase.
weiʔ
rain
ti-a-s-e
come-PST-PRF-[3sS.]IND.PST
‘It has rained.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# RAIN Coding set Argument type

Alternations

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