soru

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Like muku 'peel', the verb soru can take both the 'beard/hair' argument and its possessor argument designating the place where the 'hair/beard' grows.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

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Otoko-ga hige-o sot-ta.
otoko-ga
man-nom
hige-o
beard-acc
sot-ta
shave-past
‘The man shaved his beard.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SHAVE (a body part/person) Coding set Argument type
1 shaver (of body part) NP-nom A
2 shaved body part NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
C
R yes, if used in a non-reflexive sense y
C
N N.A. y
U
N n
U
N n