hukitoru

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Hukitoru is a compound verb consisting of huku 'wipe' and toru 'remove'. This verb takes the theme, but not the locative, as its object. Thus, teeburu-o hukitoru 'wipe the table' is not possible. Huku can be used as an independent verb; in this case, the verb can take either the theme or the locative as its object, as in teeburu-o huku 'wipe the table' and doro-o huku, lit. 'wipe the dirt', the latter of which is not possible with English wipe.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: VV

Example

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Mari-ga teeburu-no doro-o hukitot-ta.
Mari-ga
Mari-nom
teeburu-no
table-gen
doro-o
dirt-acc
hukitot-ta
wipe-past
‘Mari wiped dirt off the table.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# WIPE Coding set Argument type
1 wiper NP-nom A
2 wiping surface NP-acc P

Alternations