nioi-o kagu

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Nioi-o kagu 'take a smell of' is an intentional action, whereas nioi-ga suru 'perceive the smell of' is non-intentional.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: CV

Example

(11)
Kuma-ga syoonen-no nioi-o kai-da.
kuma-ga
bear-nom
syoonen-no
boy-gen
nioi-o
smell-acc
kai-da
sniff-past
‘The bear sniffed the boy.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SMELL Coding set Argument type
1 smeller NP-nom S

Alternations