uta(w)-u

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uta=o can be replaced by other nouns, normally the names of songs.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(267)
Sono syo:nenga utao utatta.
sono
that
syo:nen=ga
boy=NOM
uta=o
song=ACC
utat-ta
sing-PST
‘The boy sang a song.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SING Coding set Argument type
1 singer NP-nom A
2 song NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
R utaw-ase-ru y
(268)
‘Someone made the boy sing a song.’
C
N y
C
N N/A y
C
R utaw-are-ru y
(269)
‘That song is sung by everybody.’
C
R uta-e-ru y
(270)
‘The boy can sing a song.’
C
N y
C
R y
(271)
‘Even children can sing that song.’