gö’n-

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(38)
Bej hurkenteki ad’itu gönni.
bej
man
hurken-teki
boy-ALL
ad’it-u
truth-ACC
gön-ni
say-AOR.3SG
‘The man said the truth to the boy.’
(49)
Bej hurkenteki ukčeneku gönni.
bej
man
hurken-teki
boy-ALL
ukčenek-u
story-ACC
gön-ni
say-AOR.3SG
‘The man told a story to the boy.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SAY TELL Coding set Argument type
1 sayer teller NP-nom V.subj A
2 said content told content NP-acc P
3 saying addressee tellee NP-all X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
M y
C
R y
C
M y
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
M n
C
R y
(66)
‘The friends talked.’