motteng-u

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(149)
Amakko sense:nge hon mottetta.
amakko
girl.NOM
sense:=nge
teacher=DAT
hon
book.ACC
mottet-ta
carry-PST
‘The girl carried a book to the teacher.’
(292)
Amakko gakko:sa hon mottetta.
amakko
girl.NOM
gakko:=sa
school=DAT
hon
book.ACC
mottet-ta
carry-PST
‘The girl carried a book to school.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BRING CARRY Coding set Argument type
1 bringer carrier NP-nom A
2 bringing recipient carrying goal NP-dat L
3 brought thing carried thing NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R motteng-ase-ru y
(150)
‘I made the girl carry a book to the teacher.’
(293)
‘I made the girl carry a book to school.’
C
N y
C
N N/A y
C
R motteng-are-ru y
C
R motteng-e-ru y
(152)
‘That girl can carry a book to the teacher.’
U
N n
C
R y
(151)
‘That book was carried to the teacher by that girl.’