tataku

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Tataku can express the meanings of 'hit' and 'beat'.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(33)
Kodomo-ga (boo-de) hebi-o tatai-ta.
kodomo-ga
child-nom
boo-de
stick-instr
hebi-o
snake-acc
tatai-ta
beat-past
‘The child beat the snake (with a stick).’
(34)
Syoonen-ga (boo-de) kabe-o tatai-ta.
syoonen-ga
boy-nom
boo-de
stick-instr
kabe-o
wall-acc
tatai-ta
hit-past
‘The boy hit the wall (with a stick).’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BEAT HIT Coding set Argument type
1 beater hitter NP-nom A
2 beating instrument hitting instrument NP-instr I
3 beatee hittee NP-acc P

Alternations