gichimhada (기침하다 )

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This verb is one of the many complex predicates in Korean which consist of a noun-like element and hada 'do'. Although in spoken usage gichim seems to occur as a unit with hada, ex. 187 has been constructed here to show that gichim does retain its nominal properties in that it can take on a modifier and be marked for accusative case. However, gichim is different from an object in that it cannot be passivised, and it contributes the main part of the predicational meaning.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

Examples

(37)
Aiga simhage gichimhaetta.
ai-ga
child-NOM
simhage
badly
gichim=ha-ss-da
cough=do-PST-DECL
‘The child coughed badly.’
(187)
Aiga siman gichimeul haetta.
ai-ga
child-NOM
simha-n
bad-ATTR
gichim-eul
cough-ACC
ha-ss-da
do-PST-DECL
‘The child had a bad cough.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# COUGH Coding set Argument type
1 cougher NP-nom S

Alternations