onaka-ga suku

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No verb to denote the state of 'being hungry'. Suku 'become empty' is a change-of-state verb, to which the resultative aux. is added to represent the state of being hungry. The verb calls for two subjects representing the person (experiencer) and his/her stomach.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: CV

Example

(68)
Akatyan-ga onaka-ga sui-te i-ru.
akatyan-ga
baby-nom
onaka-ga
stomach-nom
sui-te
reduce-ger
i-ru
be-pres
‘The baby is hungry.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE HUNGRY Coding set Argument type
1 hungry person NP-nom S

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