þekja

Coding frame

Example

(2)
Konan þekur málningunni á vegginn.
kona-n
woman-the.nom
þekur
covers
málningu-nni
paint-the.dat
á
on
vegg-inn
wall-the.acc
‘The woman smears the paint on the wall.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# COVER Coding set Argument type
1 coverer NP-nom & V.agr S
2 cover NP-dat X
3 covered thing á+NP-acc X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(116)
‘The paint covers well. / The paint has good covering qualities.’
C
R y
(139)
‘The wall was covered.’
C
M y
(262)
‘The garden was covered with flowers.’
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
R n
(1)
‘The woman covered the wall with paint.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n