sumda (숨다)

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The inherent reflexive meaning of this verb leads to an interesting difference in meaning between the morphological and the periphrastic causative form: In the morphological causative form, the agent hides something or someone than him- or herself, where as in the periphrastic causative, a causer makes an object hide itself. The difference here seems to be that the caused object retains its own agency, and therefore in the periphrastic causative it would be very odd to have an inanimate causee there.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(317)
Aiga namu dwie sumeotta.
ai-ga
child-NOM
namu
tree
dwi-e
behind-loc
sum-eoss-da
hide-PST-DECL
‘The child hid behind the tree.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HIDE Coding set Argument type
1 hider NP-nom S
2 hiding place NP-loc L

Alternations