rigna

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The placeholder with "rigna" does not invert with the verb when something else is in first position, meaning that it is not a syntactic subject. This is in contrast with "he", which inverts with the verb when something else is in first position.

Coding frame

Example

(99)
Það rigndi.
það
it.nom
rigndi
rained
‘It rained.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# RAIN Coding set Argument type

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(100)
‘It rained.’
U
M n
(293)
‘He was showered with questions.’
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
C
N y
C
N y
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