mekke-ru

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(30)
Are bo:ru mekkededa.
are
3sg.NOM
bo:ru
ball.ACC
mekke-de-da
look.for-GER.be-PST
‘She/he searched for a ball.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SEARCH FOR Coding set Argument type
1 searcher NP-nom A
2 searched for thing NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R mekke-rase-ru y
(31)
‘I made her/him search for a ball.’
C
R mekkar-u y
(32)
‘The ball was found.’
C
N N/A y
C
y
C
R mekke-rare-ru y
(33)
‘That girl can search for her/him.’
U
N n
C
y