miru

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Miru expresses an agentive meaning of 'looking', but can also be used to express the spontaneous meaning of 'coming into sight'.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(9)
Ken-ga Mari-o mi-ta.
Ken-ga
Ken-nom
Mari-o
Mari-acc
mi-ta
look-past
‘Ken looked at Mari./Ken saw Mari.’
(91)
Sensei-ga syashin-o mi-ta.
sensei-ga
teacher-nom
syasin-o
picture-acc
mi-ta
see-past
‘The teacher looked at the pictures. / The teacher saw the pictures.’

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