kawaku

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Kawaku is an intransitive change-of-state verb, and Japanese does not have the adjective for 'be dry'. So the stative meaning is denoted by adding the resultative auxiliary to kawaku.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(72)
Zimen-ga kawai-te i-ru.
zimen-ga
ground-nom
kawai-te
dry-ger
i-ru
be-pres
‘The ground is dry.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE DRY Coding set Argument type
1 dry thing NP-nom S

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