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The stylistically unmarked verb for this meaning.

Coding frame

Example

(37)
Maðurinn drap óvin sinn með kylfu.
maður-inn
man-the.nom
drap
killed
óvin
enemy.acc
sinn
his.acc
með
with
kylfu
club.dat
‘The man killed his enemy with a club.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# KILL Coding set Argument type
1 killer NP-nom & V.agr A
2 killee NP-acc P
3 killing instrument með +NP-dat I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(121)
‘The enemy died.’
(315)
‘He died.’
C
R y
(171)
‘The enemy was killed.’
C
R y
(233)
‘A man was killled yesterday.’
U
R n
(280)
‘The walls leak.’
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
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