mi-ru

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(14)
Sono otokoga sono syo:neno mita.
sono
that
otoko=ga
man=NOM
sono
that
syo:nen=o
boy=ACC
mi-ta
look.at-PST
‘That man looked at that boy.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LOOK AT SEE Coding set Argument type
1 looker seeer NP-nom A
2 looked at entity seen entity NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
R mi-sase-ru y
(17)
‘Someone made the man look at the boy.’
C
R mie-ru y
(15)
‘The boy was seen.’
C
N N/A y
C
R mi-rare-ru y
(16)
‘The boy was looked at by the man.’
C
N y
C
R y
(19)
‘The ghost was seen.’
C
R mi-e-ru y
(18)
‘That man can see the ghost.’