sizume-ru

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(318)
Karewa huneo sizumeta.
kare=wa
he=TOP
hune=o
boat=ACC
sizume-ta
sink-PST
‘He sank the boat.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SINK (tr) Coding set Argument type
1 sink-(caus)er (tr) NP-nom A
2 sunken entity (tr) NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R sizum-asar-u y
C
R sizume-sase-ru y
(319)
‘Someone made him sink the boat.’
C
R sizum-u y
(315)
‘The boat sank.’
C
N N/A y
C
R sizume-rare-ru y
(320)
‘The boat was sunk by him.’
C
R sizume-rare-ru y
(321)
‘He can sink that boat.’
C
N y
C
N y