itai

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Itai is an adjective which takes two subjects: an experiencer and his/her body part. The intransitive verb itamu 'feel pain', derived from the adjective, can be used similarly.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form
Verb type: A

Example

(63)
Watasi-ga onaka-ga itakat-ta.
watasi-ga
1.sg-nom
onaka-ga
stomach-nom
itakat-ta
painful-past
‘I had a pain on my stomach.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FEEL PAIN Coding set Argument type
1 pain-feeler NP-nom S
2 pain locus NP-nom X

Alternations