kanasi-i

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Adjectives in this dialect (and also in most Japanese dialect) have tense distinction.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form
Verb type: A

Example

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Watasiwa kanasi.
watasi=wa
1sg=TOP
kanasi-i
sad-NPST
‘I am sad.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE SAD Coding set Argument type
1 sad person NP-nom S

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
N N/A y
C
N N/A y
C
N y
C
N y