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Apart from atal 'tear, remove' there are several more specific verbs of tearing like: tekel- ‘tear (to pieces)’, kolkan ‘tear from’.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

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Hurken knigaduk stranicav atalran.
hurken
boy
kniga-duk
book-ABL
stranica-v
page-ACC
atal-ra-n
tear/remove-AOR-3SG
‘The boy tore the page from the book.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TEAR Coding set Argument type
1 tearer NP-nom V.subj A
2 torn thing NP-acc P
3 tearing source NP-abl X

Alternations