láa (1)

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Láa (1) is a semi-labile verb whose precise meaning is 'lie' (intransitive) / 'lay' (transitive). In the transitive construction, the non-derived form is typically used with inanimate T's, whereas the causative form is preferred with animate T's.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(98)
Kewó ye lóo laa saréetoo kaŋ.
kew-ó
man-DEF
ye
PF.POS
lóo
wood.DEF
laa
lay
saréet-oo
cart-DEF
kaŋ
on
‘The man put/loaded the wood on the cart.’
(99)
Kewó ye mbajóo laa díndíŋo kaŋ.
kew-ó
man-DEF
ye
PF.POS
mbaj-óo
blanket-DEF
laa
lay
díndíŋ-o
child-DEF
kaŋ
on
‘The man put a blanket on the child.’
(100)
Kewó ye í laa laaráŋo kaŋ.
kew-ó
man-DEF
ye
PF.POS
í
REFL
laa
lay
laaráŋ-o
bed-DEF
kaŋ
on
‘The man lay down on the bed.’

Verb meanings , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# LOAD PUT Coding set Argument type
1 loader putter Ø A
2 loaded thing put thing Ø P
3 loading place putting goal LOC L

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
C
R y
(101)
‘The man laid the wounded person on the bed.’
(103)
‘The man made the women lay the wounded person on the bed.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
R y
(102)
‘The man made the boy load the wood on the cart.’
(103)
‘The man made the women lay the wounded person on the bed.’
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
n