siti

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In its primary meaning 'tie', siti is a plain transitive verb, but it also has the metaphorical meaning 'be ill-lucked', 'undergo difficulties', in which it has an intransitive construction which cannot be viewed as passive.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(146)
Kewó ye suwó siti yíroo bála julóo la.
kew-ó
man-DEF
ye
PF.POS
suw-ó
horse-DEF
siti
tie
yír-oo
tree-DEF
bála
in_contact
jul-óo
rope-DEF
la
OBL
‘The man tied the horse to the tree with a rope.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TIE Coding set Argument type
1 tier Ø A
2 tied thing Ø P
3 tying goal NP+bala X
4 tying instrument NP+la I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(147)
‘The horse was tied to a tree.’
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
R y
(148)
‘The man made the boy tie the horse to the tree.’
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n