sbattere le palpebre

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

Example

(707)
Anna sbatte le palpebre frequentemente.
Anna
Anne
sbatt-e
blink-PRS.3SG
le
ART.DEF.F.PL
palpebr-e
eyelid-F.PL
frequente-mente
frequent-ADV
‘Anne often blinks her eyes.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BLINK Coding set Argument type
1 blinker V.subj S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
C
M Passive is possible only with the transitive basic coding frame. y
(710)
‘Eyelids are blinked to lubricate the eyes.’
C
N y
C
M Passive is possible only with a transitive basic coding frame. y
(709)
‘Eyelids blink unconsciously.’
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
R y
(708)
‘One blinks one’s eyes/We blink our eyes/You blink your eyes/They blink their eyes unconsciously.’
U
R n
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y