cáng (藏)

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In Mandarin, the counterpart of HIDE usually takes an applicative in both Ba alternation and passive alternation.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(55)
Nǐ zài cáng shénme?
ni
2SG
zai
PRES
cang
hide
shenme
what
‘What are you hiding?’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# HIDE Coding set Argument type
1 hider Ø A
2 hidden thing Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
M y
(148)
‘The ball is hidden in the cupboard.’
(149)
‘The ball is hidden in the cupboard. / The cupboard is for hiding balls.’
C
M y
(252)
‘It's not easy to hide big-sized kids.’
C
R y
(146)
‘Hide the money in a safe place.’
C
N y
C
R y
(147)
‘The ball has been hidden up by Mom.’