suwaru

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Unlike English 'sit', Japanese suwaru does not have a stative meaning.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(54)
Kodomo-ga yuka-ni suwat-ta.
kodomo-ga
child-nom
yuka-ni
floor-loc
suwat-ta
sit-past
‘The children sat on the floor.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SIT Coding set Argument type
1 sitter NP-nom S
2 sitting place NP-loc L

Alternations