mi-ru

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me:- is a form derived through vowel coalescence from /mi-e-/ 'look.at-POT'. (cf. potential alternation, or lexical argument increasing alternation)

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Example

(10)
Hono odogo jarokkogodo mida.
hono
that
odogo
man.NOM
jarokko=godo
boy=ACC
mi-da
look.at-PST
‘That man looked at the boy.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LOOK AT Coding set Argument type
1 looker NP-nom A
2 looked at entity NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R mi-rase-ru y
(11)
‘I made that man look at the boy.’
C
R me:-ru y
(12)
‘Mt. Tsukuba can be seen.’
C
N N/A y
C
R mi-rare-ru y
C
R me:-ru y
(14)
‘I could see the boy.’
U
N n
C
R y
(13)
‘The boy was seen before.’