it- (2)

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The same verb it- can mean both 'look at' and 'see' but in the latter meaning it is transitive.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(39)
Bej hurkem itten.
bej
man
hurke-m
boy-ACC
it-te-n
see-AOR-3SG
‘The man saw the boy.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SEE Coding set Argument type
1 seeer NP-nom V.subj A
2 seen entity NP-acc P

Alternations

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