suki=da

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: COP A

Example

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Sono syo:nenwa tonarino onnanokoga sukidatta.
sono
that
syo:nen=wa
boy=TOP
tonari=no
neighbor=GEN
onnanoko=ga
girl=NOM
suki=dat-ta
like=COPULA-PST
‘That boy likes the girl next door.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LIKE Coding set Argument type
1 liker NP-nom S
2 liked entity NP-nom X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N N/A y
C
N N/A y
C
N N/A y
C
N N/A y
C
R suk-are-ru (from the verb suk-u) y
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‘The girl next door is liked by that boy.’
C
N N/A y
C
N y
C
N y