mìngmíng (命名)

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Literally, Mandarin does not have a simple word for NAME. In Mandarin, a counterpart of NAME is a compound mingming (lit. 'name-a name'), which is a VO construction.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: NV

no examples given

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# NAME Coding set Argument type
1 namer Ø A
2 namee Ø P
3 name Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(194)
‘They named the warship Wuhanhao.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
R y
(79)
‘The warship is named Wuhanhao.’