sa:r-u

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The instrument is an adjunct.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(110)
Jarokko bo:de hebigodo sa:tta.
jarokko
boy.NOM
bo:=de
stick=INST
hebi=godo
snake=ACC
sa:t-ta
touch-PST
‘The boy touched a snake with a stick.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TOUCH Coding set Argument type
1 toucher NP-nom A
2 touchee NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R sa:r-ase-ru y
(111)
‘I made the boy touch a snake.’
C
N N/A y
C
N y
C
R sa:r-are-ru y
C
R sa:r-e-ru y
(113)
‘That boy can touch a snake.’
U
N n
C
R y
(112)
‘The snake was touched by a boy.’