biga oda (비가 오다)

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Nominative case marking (-ga) not obligatory (see general remarks in Yeon (2003: 22), possibly depends on information structural factors where it preferably occurs when it is new information.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

Example

(8)
Biga watta.
bi-ga
rain-NOM
o-ass-da
come-PST-DECL
‘It has rained.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# RAIN Coding set Argument type

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N no overt syntactic argument seems to be added, although it is semantically implied. y
(303)
‘How nice would it be if it rained (for us)?’
C
N y
C
R y
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n