ato-ni tuzuku

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Ato-ni tuzuku may or may not be intentional. Its potential form can be derived if the verb takes a non-agentive subject. The intentional action of chasing is represented by ou 'chase, run after'.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: CV

Example

(22)
Kodomo-ga otona-no ato-ni tuzui-ta.
kodomo-ga
child-nom
otona-no
adult-gen
ato-ni
back-loc
tuzui-ta
follow-past
‘The children followed the adults.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FOLLOW Coding set Argument type
1 follower NP-nom S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
R yes, if the subject is not an agent y
C
N N.A. y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n