sýna

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This verb can only be used in the ditransitive construction in Icelandic.

Coding frame

Example

(50)
Stelpan sýndi kennaranum myndir.
stelpa-n
girl-the.nom
sýndi
showed
kennara-num
teacher-the.dat
myndir
pictures.acc
‘The girl showed some pictures to the teacher.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SHOW Coding set Argument type
1 shower NP-nom & V.agr A
2 showing addressee NP-dat X
3 shown thing NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(181)
‘The teacher was shown pictures.’
C
R y
(182)
‘The pictures were shown.’
C
R y
(258)
‘She was shown the evidence yesterday.’
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
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n