utau

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(57)
Syoozyo-ga (uta-o) utat-ta.
syoozyo-ga
girl-nom
uta-o
song-acc
utat-ta
sing-past
‘The girl sang (a song).’
(86)
Mari-ga uta-o uta-u.
Mari-ga
Mari-nom
uta-o
song-acc
uta-u
sing-pres
‘Mari sings a song.’
(87)
Mari-ni uta-ga uta-e-ru.
Mari-ni
Mari-dat
uta-ga
song-nom
uta-e-ru
sing-pot-pres
‘Mari can sing a song.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SING Coding set Argument type
1 singer NP-nom A
2 song NP-acc P

Alternations