luò(xiàlái) (落(下来))

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In Mandarin, the counterpart of FALL usually takes a complement indicating result of falling. Therefore, it is more like a VP.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(49)
Yèzǐ luò le.
yezi
leaf
luo-le
fall-PERF
‘The leaves fell.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FALL Coding set Argument type
1 fallee Ø S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y