t’öre-

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The content of speech can be expressed in the accusative or in a postpositional phrase (see example).

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(47)
Bej hurkenteki noŋandulin tören.
bej
man
hurken-teki
boy-ALL
noŋan-duli-n
3SG-PROL-3SG
töre-n
tell-AOR.3SG
‘The man talked to the boy about him.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TALK Coding set Argument type
1 talker NP-nom X
2 talked to person NP-all X
3 talked about content NP-prol X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
C
M y
C
M y
C
N only possible if the argument is marked with an accusative y
U
N n
C
M y
U
N n
C
R y