kanasii

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Kanasii is an adjective, on which the transitive verb kanasimu '(She) grieves over (his death)' is made. This verb may in turn become a causative verb kanasimaseru '(His death) makes (her) grieve'.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form
Verb type: A

Example

(67)
Syoozyo-ga kanasikat-ta.
syoozyo-ga
girl-nom
kanasikat-ta
sad-past
‘The girl was sad.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE SAD Coding set Argument type
1 sad person NP-nom S

Alternations