asobu

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With this verb, 'toy' is marked with instrumental marker. Since this verb does not have a transitive counterpart, it is not taken to participate in argument increasing alternation.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(66)
Kodomo-ga ason-de i-ru.
kodomo-ga
child-nom
ason-de
play-ger
i-ru
be-pres
‘The child is playing.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# PLAY Coding set Argument type
1 player NP-nom S

Alternations