trafün

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The bivalent coding frame (ex. 137) is dispreferred and even rejected by some speakers.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(45)
Ti wentru ka ti malen trafüyengu rüpü mew.
ti
ART
wentru
man
ka
and
ti
ART
malen
girl
trafü-yengu
meet-3DU
rüpü
road
mew
PPOS
‘The man met the girl on the road.’
(137)
Wiya trafüfiñ ti pichi wentru.
wiya
yesterday
trafü-fi-n
meet-3O-1SG.IND
ti
ART
pichi
little
wentru
man
‘I met the boy yesterday.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# MEET Coding set Argument type
1 meeter V.subj S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
R 'reach (years)' y
C
R 'oppose, contradict' y
C
R 'bump into' y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n