duŋ (1)

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Duŋ 'dress' has an obvious semantic connection with duŋ 'enter', but the construction of duŋ 'dress' cannot be predicted from that of duŋ 'enter'. Duŋ 'dress' has an obligatory argument not included in the role frame 'A dresses P', represented as Z in the coding frame. By contrast, P in the construction of duŋ is optional, and its omission triggers a reflexive reading.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(70)
Musóo ye féŋolu duŋ díndíŋo la.
mus-óo
woman-DEF
ye
PF.POS
féŋ-o-lu
thing-DEF-PL
duŋ
put_on
díndíŋ-o
child-DEF
la
OBL
‘The woman dressed the child.’
(71)
Musóo ye kurutóo duŋ díndíŋo la.
mus-óo
woman-DEF
ye
PF.POS
kurut-óo
trousers-DEF
duŋ
put_on
díndíŋ-o
child-DEF
la
OBL
‘The woman put trousers on the child.’
(73)
Díndíŋo ye a la féŋolu duŋ.
díndíŋ-o
child-DEF
ye
PF.POS
a
3SG
la
GEN
féŋ-o-lu
thing-DEF-PL
duŋ
put_on
‘The child dressed.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# DRESS Coding set Argument type
1 dresser Ø A
2 clothes Ø P
3 dressee NP+la I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
M n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
R n
(72)
‘The child put on trousers.’
(74)
‘The child dressed.’
U
N n
C
R y
(75)
‘The woman made the child put on trousers.’
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n