motome-ru

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(6)
Sono syo:nenga sono otokoni okaneo motometa.
sono
that
syo:nen=ga
boy=NOM
sono
that
otoko=ni
man=DAT
okane=o
money=ACC
motome-ta
ask.for-PST
‘That boy asked that man for money.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# ASK FOR Coding set Argument type
1 asker NP-nom A
2 askee NP-dat L
3 requested thing NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N N/A y
C
R motome-rare-ru y
C
R motome-(ra)re-ru y
(8)
‘The boy can ask the man for money.’
C
R y
(7)
‘The man was asked for money by the boy.’
C
N y
C
R motome-sase-ru y
(91)
‘Someone made the boy ask for money.’
(418)
‘Someone made the boy ask the man for money.’