sawar-u

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(127)
Sono syo:nenga hebini sawatta.
sono
that
syo:nen=ga
boy=NOM
hebi=ni
snake=DAT
sawat-ta
touch-PST
‘That boy touched the snake.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TOUCH Coding set Argument type
1 toucher NP-nom S
2 touchee NP-dat L

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N N/A y
C
R sawar-ase-ru y
(128)
‘Someone made the boy touch the snake.’
C
N N/A y
C
N y
C
R sawar-are-ru y
C
R sawar-e-ru y
(130)
‘The boy can touch the snake.’
C
R y
(129)
‘The snake was touched by the boy.’
C
R y
(131)
‘That snake is easy to touch (because it is not fearful).’