meogda (먹다 )

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The meaning of the morphological causative of this verb has further developed into 'feed', and it is questionable whether this causative verb subcategorises for a causee, as opposed to a periphrastic causative verb, cf. ex. 120.

Moreover, the morphological passive form of this verb tends to be used in an abstract context where one tries to verbally convince someone else (ex. 267).

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(49)
Aineun gwaireul meogeotta.
ai-neun
child-NOM
gwail-eul
fruit-ACC
meog-eoss-da
eat-PST-DECL
‘The child ate the fruit.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# EAT Coding set Argument type
1 eater NP-nom A
2 eaten food NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
R y
(120)
‘The mother fed her child [some] fruit.’
C
R y
U
N n
C
R y
(257)
‘Really, no matter how much I explain my reasons to him, no matter I beg him, my words just do not reach him.’
U
R Not sure. n
U
N n
C
R y
(256)
‘So you still can eat despite the situation were in, you bastard?’
C
N y
U
N n