vaa-

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(22)
Bejetken kulinma mokandi vaaren.
bejetken
boy
kulin-ma
snake-ACC
mokan-di
stick-INSTR
vaa-re-n
kill-NONFUT-3SG
‘The boy killed the snake with the stick.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# KILL Coding set Argument type
1 killer NP-nom A
2 killee NP-acc P
3 killing instrument NP-instr I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
R
(97)
‘The squirrel was killed (by the boy).’
R
(95)
‘His hand was hurt very much.’
N
R
(98)
‘They killed each other.’
M