uccidere

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(64)
L'uomo ha ucciso la vittima con una pistola.
l'=uom-o
ART.DEF.M.SG=man-M.SG
ha
have.PRS.3SG
uccis-o
kill.PP-M.SG
la
ART.DEF.F.SG
vittim-a
victim-F.SG
con
with
un-a
ART.INDF-F.SG
pistol-a
gun-F.SG
‘The man killed his victim with a gunshot.’
(67)
L'automobilista ha ucciso il gatto involontariamente.
l'=automobilist-a
ART.DEF.M.SG=driver-M.SG
ha
have.PRS.3SG
uccis-o
kill.PP-M.SG
il
ART.DEF.M.SG
gatt-o
cat-M.SG
in-volontaria-mente
not-deliberate-ADV
‘The driver killed the cat accidentally.’
(69)
L'uomo ha fatto uccidere il suo nemico da un sicario.
l'=uom-o
ART.DEF.M.SG=man-M.SG
ha
have.PRS.3SG
fatt-o
make.PP-M.SG
uccide-re
kill-INF
il
ART.DEF.M.SG
su-o
his-M.SG
nemic-o
enemy-M.SG
da
by
un
ART.INDF.M
sicari-o
killer-M.SG
‘The man had his enemy killed by an assassin.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# KILL Coding set Argument type
1 killer V.subj A
2 killee Ø P
3 killing instrument con+NP I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(59)
‘He has killed repeatedly, that’s why he’s in prison.’
(60)
‘Smoking kills.’
C
R y
(61)
‘Nowadays one kills/we/they (indef.) kill for futile reasons.’
(127)
‘One has killed/We/They (indef.) have killed innocent people.’
C
R y
(62)
‘The two witnesses will be killed.’
C
R y
(63)
‘The young lady killed herself.’
U
R n
(126)
‘That gun has killed several times.’
C
R y
(128)
‘One kills oneself/We/You/They (indef.) kill ourselves/yourself/themselves out of despair.’
C
N y
C
R y
(147)
‘Quail are killed in this way.’
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(145)
‘The two enemies killed each other in the duel.’
U
N n
U
R n
C
R y
(731)
‘At war, one is/we/you/they(indef.)/people are killed without any reason.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y