kakusu

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There is an intransitive verb kakureru 'hide oneself' that is morphologically related to the transitive kakusu 'hide'. It will not be good to relate them by valency change, because the intransitive verb selects the subjects which have potential to move by themselves. Presumably, these two verbs are best treated as independent lexical items, despite their morphological affinity.

Coding frame

Example

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Kodomo-ga hon-o kakusi-ta.
kodomo-ga
child-nom
hon-o
book-acc
kakusi-ta
hide-past
‘The child hid the book.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HIDE Coding set Argument type
1 hider NP-nom A
2 hidden thing NP-acc P

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