os-u (2)

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PRESS and PUSH are homonyms.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(379)
Sono otokoga hankoo osita.
sono
that
otoko=ga
man=NOM
hanko=o
stamp=ACC
osi-ta
push-PST
‘That man pressed the stamp (on something).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# PUSH Coding set Argument type
1 pusher NP-nom A
2 pushee NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R os-asar-u y
(380)
‘The stamp got pressed (on something).’
C
R os-ase-ru y
(381)
‘Someone made that man press the stamp (on something).’
C
N y
C
N N/A y
C
R os-e-ru y
(383)
‘That man can press the stamp (on something).’
C
R y
(382)
‘I had the stamp pressed by my father.’
C
R y
(384)
‘This stamp is easy to press.’
C
M os-are-ru y