hataŋ⁷-k⁵-bed⁰ (S-hataŋ-O-k-bed-pl)

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Alternation with transitive verb is created by replacing the verb-internal object marker by a second marker that indexes the subject.

Coding frame

Example

(62)
Buŋ dɯlgat thataŋɔŋsivetn.
buŋ
3PL
dɯlgat
children
t-hataŋ-ɔŋ-k-si-bed-n
3SBJ-press-3PL.OBJ-TH-PRES-make-ANIM.PL.SBJ
‘They hug the children.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HUG Coding set Argument type
1 hugger subj.V A
2 huggee obj.V P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R reciprocal only y
(86)
‘They hug each other. / They hug themselves.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
C
N y