ki=ni ir-u

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: CV

Example

(205)
Kodomoga sono omotyao kini itte iru.
kodomo=ga
child=NOM
sono
that
omotya=o
toy=ACC
ki=ni
mind=DAT
it-te
enter-GER
i-ru
be-NPST
‘The child likes that toy.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LIKE Coding set Argument type
1 liker NP-nom A
2 liked entity NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
R ki-ni ir-ase-ru y
(206)
‘Father made the child like the toy.’
C
N y
C
N N/A y
C
R ki-ni ir-are-ru y
(207)
‘This toy is liked by any children.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y