sagasu

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The direct object of the verb sagasu corresponds to the 'for'-argument of English 'search'. The place argument of 'search' ('search the place') is represented by the accusative marker designating the traversal path of motion, as in yama-o noboru 'climb the mountain'.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

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Dansei-ga zyosei-o sagasi-ta.
dansei-ga
man-nom
zyosei-o
woman-acc
sagasi-ta
search-past
‘The man searched for the woman.’

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

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